Yard ornaments are a fun thing to add to any front or back yard, adding some life and humor to the green grass and garden foliage. These lawn ornaments have varied over the years and this is no different in 2011, as there are a number of different lawn ornaments that are more popular in this year than ever before. And there are a few of these, which have always been popular and remain popular today. Check out the list of the best lawn ornaments of 2011 below and see if any of these would look right in your yard or garden.
Not to say the American Flag has ever gone out of style, but 2011 has been a year of patriotism with certain military moves that have occurred as well as a certain togetherness Americans have felt with the economy slowly but surely turning around. So more American flags have been sprucing up front and back yards in 2011, creating an attractive and symbolic yard ornament. These small flags can be purchased at convenience stores and pharmacies for inexpensive prices and simply be stuck in the ground, lasting through all types of weather, as American flags have been known to do for the last few centuries.
Plants Vs. Zombies
These funny garden ornaments came out in 2011 from the California-based company Moose Studios Pottery and consist of porcelain plant lawn ornaments mixed with porcelain zombie lawn ornaments, creating a funny, attractive mix for your yard. There are both fake flowers and gravestones, as well as zombie hands rising up out of the ground, using the ground itself to create the illusion of a battle going on in your yard between nature and the brain eating undead. Who wouldn't want to watch something like that?
A classic lawn ornament, the pink flamingo, is still popular in 2011, adding a bit of paradise to lawns all over suburbia. The pink flamingo has classically represented a little bit of vacation and relief from work when people are home relaxing in their yard. As 2011 has been a year of recovery for the entire country, the pink flamingo seems to have returned to prominence in the garden ornament world, as it helps to create a feeling of escape for all those hard-working people who have been able to return to work after too long of a time off.
The Garden Gnome
Perhaps the most well-known yard ornament is the garden gnome, watching over lawns and gardens from beneath bushes and ferns of yards all over the world. In truth, the garden gnome never left it's popularity in the yard ornament world and it remains one of the best yard ornaments in the year of 2011, with a wide variety of little, cheery men with big beards and funny hats adding color and humor to just about any yard or garden. What's best about a garden gnome as a yard ornament is that it can be placed just about anywhere in the yard and still look good, as a little porcelain man looks surprisingly stoic when surrounded by green.