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Inexpensive Plant Markers

By beckygardener
July 25, 2015

Need an inexpensive plant marker? This marker is cheap to make and almost invisible, too!

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 25, 2015 7:40 PM CST
Why puffpaint? will the other craft paint in bottles that are not puff work?

Only reason to ask I have several paints from projects but no puff.
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 25, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Cinda - I am sure that other fabric type paint would also work. I just happen to like the thick texture of that paint. You will need to have a fine point on the end of the tip though.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 25, 2015 7:58 PM CST
I say "fabric" paint too because it can withstand dampness from wet soil. Fabric paint is used on clothing typically and can be washed and dried (in heat) over and over again. So it seems to stay on the surface of whatever you use and doesn't fade.
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 25, 2015 8:07 PM CST
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Thanks I think I will give it a try Thumbs up
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 25, 2015 8:09 PM CST
I hope you are as happy with your markers as I am with mine. Have fun making them! Thumbs up
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 26, 2015 6:24 AM CST
I picked up supplies yesterday and will be starting my markers today. Not sure how they will do over winter, but it's worth a shot. Smiling
I'm typically one of those gardeners who can't abide the look of most markers, so I generally don't have much of anything showing above ground, but these just might work for me. They'd certainly be easier to find than trying to remember the exact spot of burial! Whistling

Thanks Becky!
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 26, 2015 6:30 AM CST
Chelle - That is EXACTLY the reason I use them! You hit the nail on the head (so to speak). If some plant names are too long, you may have to abbrev. them! But at least the abbrev. will give you an idea what it is.

Please DO report back next year on this thread how they over-wintered for you. That is something I can not determine here in Florida, but such info would certainly be useful for many gardeners who live in those cold winter zones!

Thank YOU!
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jul 26, 2015 6:47 AM CST
Will do, Becky. Smiling

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 26, 2015 6:49 AM CST
Thank You! I am sure others here would appreciate it, too! Thank You!
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