Garden Flags and Flagpoles
Wave a flag to celebrate the season
Want a cheap way to add to your garden decor? Why not hang a colorful garden flag? Flags and flagpoles tell everyone that your garden is your domain, and they make a statement, whether patriotic, cheerful or protesting. You can create an interesting focal point in your garden with a garden flag, and you can do it without breaking the bank, too.
Flagpoles are available in the traditional cement-set tall poles that are a permanent fixture in your yard, but you don't have to spend a whole lot of money on a flagpole, especially if you move or are planning to. There are several different types of flagpoles and brackets that can cost as little as $10, and you can hang them from trees and roofs. They can also be mounted on the wall of your home. There are even flagpoles that can be mounted on bird feeder poles or lamp posts.
Flagpoles can be simple or extremely decorative and are made of a number of materials from simple steel to intricate wrought-iron. They can include finials and decorations like small gazing balls or sculptures. Make sure to choose a flagpole or bracket that will keep the flag from wrapping around itself when it's flying.
Garden flags are the best way to shout out to the world how you're feeling and what you're thinking. There's a flag for every occasion, from Christmas to May Day. You can order flags for every country in the world, and any given sports team probably has a flag that you can fly proudly from your garden flagpole. If you just want to celebrate the season, why not pick up a colorful seasonal flag from any gift store? You can even make your own flags by using fabric paint on a sheet. Your garden will never lack for a banner with the selection available to you.
When choosing a garden pennant, make sure that the fabric is mold and mildew-resistant. You don't want your pretty flag to be dulled by any outdoor residue. Take your flag indoors or under cover during rainy or extremely windy seasons so that it will last longer and not fray away. High-grade polyester and nylon are good flag fabrics.
Flying a flag not only creates a proud sight in your garden; it's also a cheap way to dress up your yard. Flags start at about $10 and can be purchased from many online retailers.