Roses forum: Question about tags: Zinc or Copper?

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Jun 21, 2010 1:09 PM CST
What does everyone thing? I'm thinking about getting either

These Zinc ones (good price)
http://everlastlabel.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cP...

Or these Copper ones:
http://www.metalgardenmarkers.com/metal-garden-markers-coppe...

I'd like to know everyone's opinion though.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 21, 2010 1:33 PM CST
Either one looks good to me - not helpful, I know. I have the aluminum tags that attach to the plant and I can never find them.
Porkpal
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Jun 21, 2010 1:57 PM CST
PPal - That's my problem.. my aluminum tags are down at the base, so I have to do a little bloodletting to find it, if I can 1) find it and 2) read it (bent, smudged, mangled, legible). So I have a ton of aluminum tags that are nice tags, just not usable for what I want. I think I bought 250 of them last year.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 21, 2010 11:00 PM CST

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I think the zinc ones look just as good, Toni, and you'd save money. That's a big price difference.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Jun 22, 2010 11:17 AM CST
I use aluminum, too. Coles is the mfr. I found the ad in ARS handbook for selecting roses. They are cheap, durable, easy to use, and ugly. So

I think next it's zinc .
Thanks for the link.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Jun 22, 2010 4:16 PM CST
Mine were ugly when I first put them on- glinting in the sunlight. Now they are largely invisible - especially when I want to find them - vanished into the recent growth.
Porkpal
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Jun 22, 2010 10:58 PM CST
I have been using paint or paint pens on salvaged, cut plastic blinds. Lots of them get thrown out here as people move in and out. I tried painting names for plants on rocks with paint this year. I like the look of the rocks among the plants in a cottage setting. I'll see how they hold up. I really like the look of copper in the garden, but it is more pricey.

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