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Plastic Utensils Can Be Good Plant Markers

By mcash70
February 17, 2012

Use plastic knives as plant markers. Use a paint pen to write the plant names on them.

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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Feb 16, 2012 8:30 PM CST
I like that idea! I will try that one. Smiling
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 16, 2012 8:37 PM CST
Thank you Linda. I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Marilyn
Feb 16, 2012 10:28 PM CST
I've stuck light green ones into the ground to mark where I've got Virginia Bluebells planted. Thumbs up
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 17, 2012 4:37 AM CST
I especially like this idea for potted plants & seedlings. Good tip.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 17, 2012 10:13 AM CST
Thanks Ann. I tip my hat to you.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 17, 2012 10:57 AM CST
I like this idea too! I have always wondered what else I can do with the plastic knives that came with our to-go! Excellent! Hurray!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 17, 2012 11:34 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 17, 2012 5:01 PM CST
I have used spoons. Its a great idea for a "starter garden" when its hard to remember where things are from year to year.
Name: Eddie Raye Andrews
Texas (Zone 8b)
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dera
Feb 20, 2012 12:53 PM CST
I've done this for years - when I get a new plant in and don't have time to make my permanent stake. I also use this method when I dig cultivars and pot them for auctions or for bingo games at club. I always use a permanent market. Forks do not work for me - not enough room. The rounded part of the spoon is good - if the name is not that long.

Another question - how in the world do you get to add the little critters at the bottom of this page? I know that you do this on your profile page - but so far I'm either too dumb or not computer savy. (Didn't know where to ask this question)
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 20, 2012 1:06 PM CST
Just type what you want to say & when you want to insert a smiley from the bottom of the page then click on the smiley you want & it will be put where your cursor was --- continue typing & then click Green Grin! on a smiley & Blinking it will be there & so on & so forth. You will not "see" the smiley until you've hit finished but the smiley will show up as you insert it as "greengrin" for Green Grin! or "sad" for Sad etc......
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Dec 29, 2012 10:43 AM CST

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Just wanted to thank you for this easy, successful money-saver Margaret.
Evan
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Dec 29, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Your very welcome Evan, I'm glad it worked for you. Smiling

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