Inexpensive Plant Markers: Will this type of paint work on rocks?

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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: Natalie
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Natalie
Jul 27, 2015 12:26 AM CST
I'm going to be planting some seeds in an area where I am sure that a plant marker would disappear, since it is outside the fence. I was thinking of trying to write on some rocks instead. Do any of you know if this kind of paint will hold up over winter, and on a rock? If it won't, can you suggest something else? I figured that if I marked the spot, I'd at least remember where I planted something so that I didn't plant something else there too!
Natalie
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 27, 2015 6:01 AM CST
Natalie - You could try it. I am sure it would work. What about exterior house paint? Many paint store (including HD and Lowes) sell small sample jars of any color of paint that would be more than enough for your purpose. Just use a small artist's paint brush to write what you want on the rock.
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Jul 27, 2015 9:20 AM CST
You're a genius, Becky! We're going to Home Depot today, and I'll pick up a sample sized container!
Natalie

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