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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 19, 2014 1:55 PM CST
Lynn, Do you have these in cement blocks? They photograph very well that way. I'm not sure I want that for our collection here, but it gives me ideas. Thank You! It's a lovely plant and I'll probably end up adding it to my wish list not only for its color but for the way it collects its chicks. MR
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 19, 2014 2:15 PM CST
It is in one of my raised beds. We have very wet winters and springs, so raising the soil level with fast draining sandy loam keeps the semps happy. It also saves on weeding and watering during the summer months.
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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 19, 2014 2:46 PM CST
Are those metal (aluminum?) plant tags? We have some, but I think we need something special to write with. They came with a pencil, but I haven't found that to be very satisfactory. I'd be grateful for your recommendations. Thank You! MR
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 19, 2014 3:32 PM CST
This is what I have: http://www.metalgardenmarkers.com/E-Series-Markers/
Then there are these: http://www.yuccado.com/doohickeytm-2-inch-metal-plant-tags-1...

I use a P-touch printer for the labels.

People use old venetian blinds and cut them into the size they want, and write the name of plant with a pencil.
http://garden.org/ideas/view/Xeramtheum/1384/How-To-Make-Emb...
http://garden.org/ideas/view/ShadyGreenThumb/923/Indestructi...
The thread "Plant Tags, Labels and Markers" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "Best plant markers" in Daylilies forum
The thread "Labels, Markers, maps? How do you ID?" in Daylilies forum

So many different ways to do it. Smiling
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 19, 2014 3:37 PM CST
Thank You! MR
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 19, 2014 3:40 PM CST
Happy reading. There are so many ways to do plant tags. Some costing almost nothing. I really like the soda can tags. I may give that one a try when I run out of the last of the tags I have.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 20, 2014 1:25 AM CST
Chris, makes some nice ones out of clear plastic. @goldfinch4 She sells them on her cubits.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 20, 2014 8:50 AM CST
Yes, they are shown in the first post in the above listed link. Here it is again. They are great and will last for many years.
The thread "Plant Tags, Labels and Markers" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum

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