You can use flags and banners in your garden to add color or make a statement or just evoke a pleasant thought. There are flags and banners on a variety of topics so it’s not difficult to find one to suit your needs.
You can find flags that are patriotic, promteo sports teams, show garden flowers, and have butterflies, ladybugs and other insects. You can even get flags that are seasonal and you can change them out for different holidays, seasons and events.
When placed properly, garden flags can add color and interest as well as height to your garden. Particularly, in the springtime before the flowers are blooming a colorful flag flying above your garden can be a welcoming sight.
You can get garden flags in a variety of sizes so you want to consider what size is appropriate for your garden. If you have a large garden, then larger flags can work but in a smaller garden you probably want to stick to smaller size flags. Standard sizes for garden flags are 13.5 x 18 inches.
Of course, you’ll need a hanger for your flag and you need to specify if you want to hang it from the side of the house or you can hang it lengthwise from a garden stand. You can buy hangers that are wood, fiberglass, aluminum and even wrought iron to hang a flag from.
Fiberglass and aluminum are perfect for an outdoor garden because they are light weight and also will withstand the weather.
The flags and banners themselves come in a large range of quality. You can buy ones that are just a print on fabric or you can get high quality flags that are hand sewn with appliqué embroidery. Obviously there will be a cost difference and the quality of the flag really depends on your goals.
If you plan to change the flag out quite frequently, the less expensive low-quality flags may be sufficient but if you want to flag that’s going to last you should probably spring for the higher quality as the low-quality ones will fade easily.
You also want to choose a material that will withstand the weather. A lot of people like cotton flags because they are pleasing to the eye but cotton doesn’t really hold up well in all types of weather.
If you plan on bringing a flag in during inclement weather then cotton may be a good solution for you but if you want to leave the flag out in the garden all day the entire year-round you probably should choose either nylon or polyester. Both of these materials are quite durable and will hold up well to all weather conditions.
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