And why we love their owners....
Love them or hate them Flamingos are a garden statement.
And while as gardeners we often find them falling apart in the bottom of a garden, with legs missing and beaks askew - I always smile because it tells me this garden has been loved at some point by someone who didn't take life too seriously.
To me plastic flamingos symbolise a bit of old school extravagance, a touch of LA kitch flair, eccentricity, quirkiness and fun - oh and in some parts of the world, that you're happy to host the next neighbourhood Swingers party.
So I say cheers to all your Flamingo lovers and collectors of similar statement garden pieces.
We salute your bold style.