Ah, the umbrella. A device that has been around since ancient times and is still used to this day! You can easily get tangled up in it and normally will forget it when it’s needed most. But, when you remember to lug it around or have it near at hand we can all appreciate it as it offers us protection from rain and other elements.
The first umbrellas were made by ancient Egyptians around 3500 BC using palm leaves or papyrus reeds to protect them from the sun’s rays. The Chinese then improved upon these designs in 1200 BC by adding silk fabric panels for additional shade and waterproofing properties – which led to their popularity throughout Asia during this time period.
In Europe, umbrellas weren't widely seen until 16th century Italy when they began appearing in paintings of wealthy aristocrats who wanted something more stylish than just carrying a parasol (which was also popular at this time). By 18th century England however, umbrellas had become commonplace amongst both men and women due to their convenience compared with traditional parasols – plus they could be easily folded up for easy storage on rainy days!
But what about today? Well thankfully there are now various types of umbrella holders available so you don't have worry about your precious umbrella getting lost or damaged while not being used - making them even more convenient than ever before! Whether you prefer an old-fashioned wooden stand or modern metal holder - there's sure to be one out there perfect for your needs.
So next time you're trying decide when it's appropriate use an umbrella (or whether it would even fit into your bag!) remember how far back its history goes - plus consider investing in good quality holder too so that you don't need worry any longer about misplacing yours ever again!
Want to talk more about umbrellas and how to use them in the garden? Then call NICK. Really, call 1-800-405-NICK (6425).