Team Label, or Not?: Team label only certain plants

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Team Label, or Not?

By Trish
August 21, 2011

Today's "Team" article addresses plant labels. We've seen gardens full of labels, and gardens with not one in sight. Which team do you fall into?

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
Aug 20, 2011 8:07 PM CST
I label however I only label Hosta's and Daylilys!! Blinking All others are on there own!! Whistling Whistling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Aug 20, 2011 8:26 PM CST Admin

I can understand that! Those are the ones most likely to get mixed up for me. I don't often have more than 2 or at most 3 of another variety of plants, so those are easier to remember. Although, as my collections grow, and my memory fails....

well, I need markers.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Aug 20, 2011 8:41 PM CST
I label only my roses, however I do grow mostly roses.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
Aug 20, 2011 9:06 PM CST
I label mostly my sempervivum, sedum and other alpine plants growing in my raised beds. I did have some of the plants in my perennial borders with the nursery plastic labels, until my grand dogs stayed with us for awhile. Between the two of them I think they found every tag and chewed them up. Sad
Some of those plants I have photos of with the name. It's like the lovely little raspberry colored penstemon with the missing tag. I can't tell you the name of it. Confused
Name: Karen
Zone 8b
Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Garden Art Seller of Garden Stuff
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Aug 22, 2011 3:50 PM CST
I have a trick to hide labels. I bury the label until it is almost covered except for a inch of tag and then wiggle the label from day to day until it has a slot in the dirt I can pull the label out to read it if I need to and then push it back to hide it. I push labels into the sides of pots to hide them too. That might seem unusual but it works for me and keeps them from disappearing. Sometimes I lose them in the dirt so it isn`t totally foolproof but I don`t have as many coming up missing.

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