Label as You Shop: Very colorful idea!

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Label as You Shop

By patrob
April 22, 2013

Label plants by writing on plastic pots with acrylic paint pens, which are available in craft departments. If you are shopping at a nursery that does not label individual pots, write on the pot when you select the plant so you won’t have to guess what it is when you get it home. Take a paint pen with you to plant swaps and label plants you are given without labels.

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Name: Greene
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greene
Apr 21, 2013 9:27 PM CST
I went the boring, industrial route, purchased DyKem markers, under $3.50 at Grainger.
DyKem makes paint, ink, dye markers which hold up under adverse conditions.
There's one that marks invisibly - and glows under black light....ooooooo....
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 22, 2013 7:34 AM CST
I like to keep it simple. I love those bright markers. I was using the sharpie permanent markers and they fade over the winter when I am not watching. Grumbling ~ I bought several black paint pens last year and I am very happy with those!
Susan

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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Apr 22, 2013 3:39 PM CST
I need to check into these, everything I use fads quickly in this desert heat. Blinking
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Apr 22, 2013 3:54 PM CST
Beautiful Avatar !! Is that Lady Banks?? There is one at a local nursery that covers the side of a two story house!! Gorgeous, hope I can get some pics this year. When does it bloom?
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Apr 22, 2013 4:36 PM CST
Thank you Susan ! I planted that many, many years ago and I believe it was Lady Banks. It blooms in the spring. It is finished blooming here now.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Apr 22, 2013 5:20 PM CST
You are very .. Welcome! ~ I sure wish I had a place for one! Lovey dubby
Susan

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Samigal
Apr 22, 2013 5:37 PM CST
I've noticed the sharpie ink does fade, so next trip I'm looking for the acrylic pens. Really a great idea. nodding
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 23, 2013 5:55 AM CST
virginiarose said:I like to keep it simple. I love those bright markers. I was using the sharpie permanent markers and they fade over the winter when I am not watching. Grumbling ~ I bought several black paint pens last year and I am very happy with those!


What brand did you get? Where did you get them?

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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Apr 23, 2013 7:31 PM CST
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I got mine off Amazon Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Jun 22, 2013 8:35 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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