Daylilies forum: Where do you get your plastic plant tags?

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Name: bb
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lilylady
Nov 4, 2012 1:49 PM CST
I used to get heavy duty 4 and 5 inch ones.

1000 for around $45

Last ones purchased were thinner and they do not last.

I see that Pylon is thicker and sturdier

but also more expensive. I think they were the first kind I purchased and I want them again.

1000 for $55 for 5 in on Amazon

More expensive elsewhere (up to 80?)

Amazon at least is free shipping

I did just find some others but I am not sure if they are the thick ones.

1000 for 5 in 44.50 and says pylon - that is a big difference in price

Does Pylon only make thick sturdier ones?

I have not yet ordered so not sure if shipping is included or if that will then put me up to the amazon price.

Any suggestions?

I have 1000 daylilies plus lineouts and seedlings. Some tags need replacing, some not.




Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Nov 5, 2012 5:32 AM CST
This is where I got the last ones, They are very thick. The only problem I had with them, they do not have a hole in them to tie them to the plant when shipped, so I got a hole punch from WalMart and they worked well.

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Name: bb
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lilylady
Nov 5, 2012 7:39 AM CST
Thank you Fred, but they don't look like the hard ones I put in to the ground. Unless I am not looking in the right place. What I am seeing looks flexable. ???
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dormantsrule
Nov 5, 2012 9:54 AM CST
Hi there. I think that all Prylon Plastics strip markers are extruded to 5/8" I checked emails and found I bought 1000 from an eBay seller 2 years ago for $38 plus $8 spg. so the Amazon price might be the best deal. I would call and make sure about width - Prylon's # is (630) 968-6374.
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bluegrassmom
Nov 5, 2012 12:34 PM CST
I am looking for some of the hard plastic sticks to mark seedlings or other potted plants with. Any suggestions will help.

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Name: bb
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lilylady
Nov 5, 2012 12:45 PM CST
I finally bought mine from Amazon today. I need them for remarking the formal beds and a remake bed soon!

And a permanent oil based artist ink Sharpie (which is suppose to last (- $5)

6 inch cost the same as 5 inch and the price changed this week. $60 for 1000 including shipping

They are strong though and last several years.

The thinner ones snap in the cold spring when I try to push them back into the ground after frost heaving.

Hope this helps.

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spunky1
Nov 6, 2012 4:50 AM CST
The ones I got are somewhat flexible, I only use them in pots. I use mini blinds for the seedlings and eon garden
markers for the registered plants.
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Hemlady
Nov 6, 2012 6:55 AM CST
I like the way you have your eon markers in the plastic Fred. They sure would last longer that way.
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Betja
Nov 6, 2012 10:13 AM CST
I really love those EON markers, and I use a Brother P-Touch portable labelmaker for the labels, so I can just sit in my recliner and label away while watching TV -- and they are sunfast and last for years and years! I love the plastic pipe idea for the markers, Fred!



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Name: bb
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lilylady
Nov 6, 2012 1:50 PM CST
I love your system Fred.

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spunky1
Nov 7, 2012 4:42 AM CST
I have used this system for many years and also use the P-Touch labels. The seedling numbers and pot markers are written with a Painters Pen from Wal Mart and also last for several years. Several people in the south are useing the PVC pipe, some have painted the pipe green.
Name: bb
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lilylady
Nov 7, 2012 11:39 AM CST
Green pipe sounds like they would be less noticeable in the garden.

One of the reasons I use the little plastic tags and don't use dangling white tags of crosses is that I want the daylilies to be 'garden' plants!
Name: Susan
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virginiarose
Nov 7, 2012 5:30 PM CST
What about plastic knives. Someone submitted a tip and they are cheap.

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bluegrassmom
Nov 7, 2012 7:33 PM CST
Susan, I have found clear ones at our local Deals. I write on the blade to use below ground and then again on the handle. They are hard to see if near the plant.
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Name: Susan
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virginiarose
Nov 7, 2012 8:13 PM CST
I think they said use the white ones, did you see the link? Sounded like a good idea, you can get them at sams club pretty cheap. Thumbs up Do you have a paint pen, I got a couple off Amazon but I hear they sell them at Walmart. Shrug!
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Nov 7, 2012 10:10 PM CST
I use an industrial Sharpie on them. I have used the paint pens from Wally World craft section.
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Nov 8, 2012 6:19 AM CST
I can understand the garden thing and you want your labels hid bb, I do mine for my own convinence, with 5000 seedlings I don't want to wast time hunting for the seedling number, and I would not take the time to paint all those pipes.
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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virginiarose
Nov 8, 2012 8:21 AM CST
bluegrassmom said:I use an industrial Sharpie on them. I have used the paint pens from Wally World craft section.


Oh! I get it, Walmart! Green Grin! (my husband always calls it that.) Rolling on the floor laughing
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
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lilylady
Nov 8, 2012 4:58 PM CST
spunky1 said:I can understand the garden thing and you want your labels hid bb, I do mine for my own convinence, with 5000 seedlings I don't want to wast time hunting for the seedling number, and I would not take the time to paint all those pipes.


Totally understand... and the older I get, the higher I would like them to be too!!!

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