I am not one for adding colorful accessories to the garden and I doubt you will think this is color. It is very subtle.
These umbrellas are the palest shade of mint green. They just add a little splash of color, which may be lost to the camera in the intense afternoon sun. Of course the five Spanish oaks, for which this garden was once named, are gone; killed by the intense heat and drought of 2 years ago. We used to have lovely filtered shade in here. Now we have glaring afternoon sun. Thoughts of adding an over head arbor may be in the future.
Anyway I went to an estate sale yesterday and saw these umbrellas. They weren't over priced but I thought I could wait until today when the price dropped 50%. Honestly they were a bargain and if you know me I only like bargains. I wonder why no one else wanted them? What luck. They even came with the stands.