#1. Drying rack.
Remove the fabric from an umbrella frame and hang upside down.

#2. Seedling shield.
An old open umbrella, with its handle removed, will protect seedlings from an unexpected spring frost.

#3 . Wall saver.
Hold an open umbrella behind your houseplants while you spray them.

#4. Stake.
Use the ribs from a broken umbrella as supports for top-heavy plants.

#5. Picnic cover.
Keep flies off your food by removing the handle from an old umbrella and using the open frame to shield the dishes.

#6. Trellis.
Remove the fabric from an umbrella, insert the handle in the ground, and use to support ivy or morning glories.