Gardening Ideas forum: DIY Plant markers

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Name: Susan
Potomac, MD (Zone 6b)
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sulurph
Sep 13, 2017 12:45 PM CST
I have a mostly perennial garden and in the process of dividing plants and replanting, have used inexpensive DIY plant markers to keep track of where each plant resides. Using plastic knives, I write the name of the plant and bloom date with a permanent marker and stick it close to the center of the plant. Alternatively, I've recycled old mini-blinds cutting up the individual strips to make a pointed end.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 13, 2017 12:47 PM CST
This works well, but permanent markers do fade with sunlight and time. Renew the ID's before they fade completely away. I've started using a small label maker to make my ID markers. You can still use the plastic knives with them.
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Name: Joanna
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joannakat
Sep 13, 2017 1:18 PM CST
Excellent idea! I will definitely try this one.
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Name: Susan
Potomac, MD (Zone 6b)
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sulurph
Sep 13, 2017 2:11 PM CST
@plantmanager- love the idea to use a label maker in lieu of a permanent marker. Will definitely give that a try Thank You!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 14, 2017 3:29 PM CST
Or regular led pencil works really well, and does not fade.

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