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Garden flags - adding color to your lawn, yard or garden

Updated on February 11, 2016

Garden flags add color to your yard

Garden flags are one of the most colorful things you can add to your yard with little overall impact to your natural beauty. The flag is easily inserted into your yard, blending in nicely with your trees, flowers and shrubbery to spice up the color landscape. With the flags coming in a never ending variety of themes and colors, you can cycle through the seasons and your moods with an unending variety.

I enjoy scanning the neighborhoods wherever I travel to see what garden flags are flying from the porches, houses and yards of the neighborhoods. It can give you a great snapshot of the mindset of the communities and what they believe is important. Seeing flags of America means there is a patriotism that people want to express as they live their daily lives.

For others, their sports or hobby interests are expressed with theses banners of color. This is a unique way of advertising your unique interests in just a further way of expressing your feelings and likes. It can tell people things about you that might not seem important enough to bring up I conversation, but may be a common bond that another can use to further your friendship.

Sometimes people are either uninterested or unable to enhance their home with colorful displays of flowers. To be sure gardening is a labor intensive task, so adding some garden flags with artful renditions of the flowers they would like to have in their yard is an option many people enjoy.

Garden flag themes

Garden flags are made with themes intended to match the current time of year, thus showing your neighbors and the rest of the world that you have an interest in what is going on, that you are not simply just existing in your space. Colorful flowers and birds for the spring, fireworks or beach scenes for the summer, colorful leaves in the fall and Christmas scenes in the winter make the garden flag a year round source of joy.

My wife and I are serious gardeners, so a good majority of our flags have some relevance to flowers. There is no shortage of colorful banners to reinforce our love of all things floral. The Colorful flags added to the landscape of natural petals and colors seem to be a great way to share our passion.

There are garden flags for sports teams that are very popular in their particular seasons. College sports team flags are big in the United States, especially as the weather begins to cool in autumn when the thoughts shift to college football and the great college rivalries. In some yards you will see multiple flags as loyalties do not always permeate the entire household.

Ways to display your garden flag

The most obvious way to display your garden flag is on a flag pole attached to your home or other structure. You can find an abundance of devices to allow you to complete this desire. The main consideration to keep in mind is that you can expect the flag to collect a lot of wind during its lifetime which will place a lot of stress on the flag itself as well as the mounting area and flag pole.

The key to a successful flag mounting experience is to pick a mounting surface that is made of a solid material. This would include concrete, brick, a solid wood surface or a place you know has a solid support within reach of some long screws. The most annoying problem with the flags mounted to a structure is when they begin to work loose and you find your flag hanging at a quirky angle or blowing across your yard.

Another way to display your garden flag is with the garden flag pole. These poles are specifically designed to display your garden flag and simply insert into the ground. The garden flag poles allow you the convenience of placing your flag anywhere you choose. Since they are lower to the ground, you can place them in a spot that offers a bit of a wind break to protect your flag.


Almost all garden flags are made of nylon or like material that is intended for the rigors a flag will experience as the elements have their fun. Strong wind, cold or hot air, rain sleet and snow will not destroy these flags. With time your flag will begin to show its age, but for the money the lifespan of these garden flags is well worth your investment.

Finding discount flags

So you want to take part in this mode of decoration but you find yourself short on discretionary cash, what can you do. Discount flags can be snapped up if you do a little planning ahead. Retailers have no choice but to estimate the amount of a particular item they will sell months ahead of their targeted sales period to assure they will have the stock in house when needed. This is a great thing for bargain hunters as you can find discount flags that are left over at the end of a partuclar season.

Picking up three or four inexpensive flags for the same price as an in-season flag is the way my wife and i enjoyed our flags even in a time when the demands of our new family squeezed every penny we had.


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    • Dobson profile image

      Dobson 7 years ago from Virginia

      angela - I keep planning to take photos of our current flags to add to my hub, but just never seem to get it done. I agree they are great ways to signall the seasons. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      angelaglancy 7 years ago from Seattle

      Garden flags are a fun way to add a little color to your garden or front porch. Thanks for a great hub.

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      Dobson 7 years ago from Virginia

      L.T. - Good information is key, but unless it is presented clearly and concisely with an overall intent you will gain nothing and not attract an audience. I work hard to make sure my content is worthwhile. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      ltfawkes 7 years ago from NE Ohio

      You've chosen an interesting topic and presented it very well. I thought all the display suggestions were particularly interesting.


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      Dobson 7 years ago from Virginia

      Flags can definitely increase the character of your home and yard!

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      masaa 7 years ago from Kenya

      not much of a gardener but flags i like

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      Dobson 7 years ago from Virginia

      bp - Let me know what you decided to put in your yard.

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      Dobson 7 years ago from Virginia

      heart - They are really fun as they liven up your yard and exterior design!

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      Dobson 7 years ago from Virginia

      bayoulady - They can be used practically anywhere. The smaller ones fit on holders you can put in your yard or garden.

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      bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      I see them at local stores all the time. Silly me, I thought they were porch flags!

      Great hub!

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      I love those Home and Garden Flags! Would you believe as much as I love them, I don't have any of my own? It is nice these flags are made for durability:) Informative Hub! Fun:)

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Thanks for inspiring me to buy a garden flag.

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      Dobson 7 years ago from Virginia

      hello, hello - Glad you found something helpful here.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your wonderful flag to make you garden of BBQ more colourful.