I like to think that I am a knowledgeable individual, especially when it comes to home and garden, but every now and then I get tripped up by what something or some term refers to that I have never heard before. This time it was the term Dutch canopy, which came about as I was doing a search for a garden awning. At first glance I concluded that it must just be another word for awning, with little or no variation to it. However, my curiosity kicked in, and I was then prompted to just quickly investigate the term. And now that I have, I am pleased to be better educated, as these can bring a great deal to both the exterior of a structure, and a garden’s appearance.
Turns out, a Dutch canopy is in fact different from the standard canopy. While it does provide shade, and coverage as do all canopies, this one is different in shape. You have definitely seen them, as they are shorter in width than the standard sort, making them cuter, and in some cases nothing more than truly decorative. Mainly, I am familiar with them from their presence on store, or shop fronts, often with the business’ name printed across the front. If you still can’t conjure up a visual, think Parisian café, and you will get it. However, they can also be seen on houses, frequently to provide protection from the sun to window boxes. Or, just for a burst of colour to frame windows. Quite a sweet addition to a garden area for sure.
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