Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is time-consuming and costly.
Now there's a simple machine that makes labeling a snap. From Brother International, an office supply company, comes a portable, hand-held label maker that produces laminated labels right in the garden. You simply type in the plant name on the keypad and print out the label. Peel off the label backing and stick the label on your wood or metal stake. The labels won't fade, run, or peel, and they can last for years. They also can be easily removed with a sharp knife if you need to replace or change them. The garden labeler comes with 13 feet of 1/2-inch-diameter black and white tape. Replacement label tape is also available.
For more information on this new garden labeler, go to: Gardener's Supply.
Article published on March 15, 2006.