Keep Up with Your Plants: 5 Star idea!

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Keep Up with Your Plants

By mcash70
November 20, 2011

To create a portable garden Rolodex, trim a plant tag at its base, place it photo side up on a shipping tag, and staple it near one end so you can easily read the flip side. Group the tags on key rings, and make notes about where you sited the plants in the garden or pots. I photographed the tag Rolodex from the magazine where I saw the tip.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 19, 2011 6:08 PM CST
Fantastic idea! I'm always saving the plant tags & then they slide all over the place or these get put here & some get put there & then I end up having to search all my "tag places" every time I want to refer to one. This is perfect for keeping them in 1 place & organized. plus I like that you could hang the whole thing on a nail on the shed wall on a hook in the house for easy retrieval.

Thanks!
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Aguane
Nov 19, 2011 8:08 PM CST
Fabulous idea!!!!!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 19, 2011 10:10 PM CST
I agree Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Terrific Tip, Margaret!
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JuneBug
Nov 20, 2011 7:00 AM CST
Hurray! Much, much better than any other way I have seen! Thumbs up
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Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Nov 20, 2011 7:08 AM CST
What a great idea! Thumbs up
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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Nov 20, 2011 9:16 AM CST
Also good for writing little notes on the back. Great idea!
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 20, 2011 10:35 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Smiling
Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Nov 20, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Excellent! Thanks for sharing that idea, Margaret. That would sure beat leaving them in the soil for the cats to pull out and chew up. Grumbling
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LindaTX8
Nov 20, 2011 12:08 PM CST
That would be nice...if all plants came from the nurseries. Come to think of it, even nursery plants don't always have such tags. Some I've bought had info labels stuck onto the pot. Or the tags/labels were missing entirely. But a friend of mine does 3 X 5" cards and keeps info on most of her plants...so organized! I do SO admire organized people and would like to be reincarnated as one of those!
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 20, 2011 12:50 PM CST
I'm not that organized either, my labels are in a plastic storage box. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 20, 2011 3:35 PM CST
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Name: Cathy
St. Louis County (Zone 5a)
jellyjar
Nov 21, 2011 8:57 AM CST
brilliant idea! I may run outside and find tags I've stuck in the ground. Hurray!
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 21, 2011 10:32 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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CindiKS
Nov 30, 2011 7:16 PM CST
Awesome idea! If I stick a plastic tag into the ground, it just ends up blowing away. If I punched them and put them on a ring, I could just write on the back info like where it's planted. so glad you posted this idea. Thanks! Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 30, 2011 7:24 PM CST
Thank you Cindi. I tip my hat to you.
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Joannabanana
Nov 15, 2012 3:44 PM CST
Great Idea. I think I might try this.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Nov 15, 2012 4:36 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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