Decorative flags for outside usually have a specific design that is used as a decoration, symbol, or a signaling device. Flags can also be found in advertising and messaging. Some of the first flags were used in the military to assist them with their battlefield co-ordinations. The Romans were the first nation to use the cloth flag as a way of communicating. Using flags as a way of communication started on ancient battlefields. The study of flags is called vexillology. It comes from the Latin word “vexillum” which means banner or flag.
Colors on a flag can have different symbolic meanings, even decorative flags for outside. Having the color white on a flag can resemble peace and honesty. A flag of yellow is often known as standing for generosity. Hardiness, strength, valor, and bravery are all meanings for the red flag. The hoist is the part of the flag that is closest to the flag pole. The hoist is used for connecting the flag to the pole and lifting the flag into the air. The canton is the upper left portion of a flag.
An estimated 72% of households in the United States are involved in gardening activities which also includes decorative flags for outside such as seasonal garden flags, primitive garden flags, summer flags, and even windsocks. American households with self-maintained gardens increased in 2012 by two million. An estimated 85 million households in the United States have self-maintained gardens. Approximately in 2013, $29.5 billion dollars was spent by households in the United States to maintain their gardens, including decorative flags for outside. Approximately 164 million people in the United States have gardened within the last year and surprisingly 54% of gardeners are female and use decorative flags for outside.