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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 27, 2014 10:17 PM CST
I am needing to purchase new markers to replace many of my older ones. I ordered Eons from a
Dave's Garden co-op years ago. Where do you fellow gardeners purchase from now? I have been fairly happy with the ones I have but the legs are what's going Angry

Can you buy just replacement legs? I would love your input.
Thanks,
Teresa


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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jun 28, 2014 5:08 AM CST
this is the ones I buy now

http://www.kincaidplantmarkers.com/


But these are the ones I used to buy and are similar to SOME of the eon markers depending on which ones you have and you can buy just the replacement wires (legs) whereas on the EON site I did not see that you could buy the replacements.

http://everlastlabel.com/
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 28, 2014 5:31 AM CST
Thanks, Michele I had been on that website but always like a good review from others that have used them.
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Jun 28, 2014 5:39 AM CST
I'm not sure this would work for daylilies, but I paint rocks with plant names. Mostly smaller plants, so they're more visible. I tried the metal ones, and one of my dogs got a laceration from it, so I'm apprehensive about using them again.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 28, 2014 5:42 AM CST
Celene, what paint do you buy for that? I was wondering how long it would last. Yes, the metal plates are sharp!
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 28, 2014 7:32 AM CST
I use Kincaid's now too. They are very sturdy, being stainless steel.
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Name: John
Marion County, Florida (Zone 9a)
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farawayfarmer
Jun 28, 2014 8:50 AM CST
I've had very good results with Everlast labels. I purchase their #E Rose Label.
And I use Avery labels (waterproof ones) printed on my LaserJet. They're in their second season of burning hot Florida sunshine and haven't faded - yet.

http://everlastlabel.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5&z...


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Name: James
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JWWC
Jun 28, 2014 10:17 AM CST
I've been using the Kincaid markers with brother labels.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Jun 28, 2014 10:26 AM CST
I use Everlast and Brother labels made on my label maker. I have had the same ones in the ground for 4 years with no fading, peeling or other problems! Very, very happy with them. I also use the Rose Lables, they are the perfect size for me.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Jun 28, 2014 11:17 AM CST
The only issue I had with the everlast markers were the wires corroded in about a year. Now they also have the stainless steel wires so it shouldn't be an issue but I like the sturdiness of the Kincaide.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jun 28, 2014 11:54 AM CST
I use the E Rose Labels from Paw Paw Everlast Label Company, and have been extremely happy with them. They arrive in almost no time at all, and have held up tremendously well.

http://everlastlabel.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Jun 28, 2014 11:58 AM CST
I have had my original labels from Everlast for about 5 years now, and have had no corrosion on them at all. They've spent several winters under 3 feet or more of snow, for months at a time, and blazing hot sun in the summer. I know that others have had some issues with corrosion, but I've had none.
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Jun 28, 2014 12:02 PM CST
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(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Jun 28, 2014 2:07 PM CST
bluegrassmom said:Celene, what paint do you buy for that? I was wondering how long it would last. Yes, the metal plates are sharp!


I bought it at Michaels, they sell it for painting items to be used outdoors. I have some that are six years old that are weathering, but holding up fine. I seal the stones with concrete sealant, paint, then seal with marine sealant.

I have yet to own a dog who's inclined to move the stones around. Thankfully. lol
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 28, 2014 7:32 PM CST
Well, one reason I asked, I had seen other things painted on smooth flat stones that were nice in the garden. Even painted flowers, garden saying or a short bible verse. Where did you buy the marine sealant?

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 29, 2014 4:44 AM CST
Yesterday, I visited 4 gardens in the Bowling Green area. It was a fun day! Thanks to Theresa who shared the idea of covering a mini blind tag with aluminum tape and then embossing the name in the tape! I have several repeats that I hate purchasing the metal tags for.
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Name: Tina
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chalyse
Jun 29, 2014 7:53 AM CST
I agree And my paint pen (thanks to Michele's pointer - so many helpers on ATP!) makes markings on mini-blinds that have lasted three years without any fading. Super easy and affordable. Though I try to hide all cultivar markers under foliage at the back of the fans or clump to allow the blooms to speak for themselves, so to say, the ID placards are very quick and easy to find when the desire or need arises. Thumbs up
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jun 29, 2014 9:17 AM CST
Tina - What paint pens are you talking about? I have thought about avoiding the fancy markers, but when folks come to visit and are out in my yard while I am inside cooking, I don't want them stepping on or breaking any plants to try to find the ground markers, so that is why I have actually been considering the EON markers. Just makes it easier to spot.
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Jun 29, 2014 9:21 AM CST
beckygardener said:Tina - What paint pens are you talking about? I have thought about avoiding the fancy markers, but when folks come to visit and are out in my yard while I am inside cooking, I don't want them stepping on or breaking any plants to try to find the ground markers, so that is why I have actually been considering the EON markers. Just makes it easier to spot.


These are the paint pens I suggest for people to use
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You get them in the craft section at Walmart. I find the black is the best for not fading, I have used blue and it faded to an unreadable yellow and the red faded really bad and you can't read it.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jun 29, 2014 9:32 AM CST
Michelle - Thanks! Yes! I see those markers at the different stores. Thanks for the heads up about the black markers holding the color longer.

Also, you use the fancy markers? Do you print out the larger labels or do you add more than one label to each plant marker? Or do you get all the info on a smaller label and can still read it?
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