Does anyone know where to get the metal plant markers at a cheap price? The plastic ones always seem to get broken, or the labels fade out on them. I have lots of daylilies that I want to label. Thanks in advance for all your help.
I've been using the ones below for years and am very happy with them....
Here is a link that might be useful: Metal Plant Markers
We also had bad luck with the "store bought" plastic markers, but we bought a box of plastic picnic knives, then marked one end with a Sharpie permanent marker. Has worked out real well for marking our daylilies, and they are easy to spot.
I've seen several neat ideas for plant markers lately on the Garden Junk forum. One lady made them out of old insulin bottles with a curl of paper with the name in fancy script and bits of sand, shells, whatever caught her fancy and would fit in the bottle. Another lady made them out of letter beads. Both were extremely cute and would be long lasting. Not metal but original and durable.
There are lots more clever ideas if you're interested. Here are a couple of links to get you started:
Message in a bottle
Great ideas guys, and thanks Nigella, for the links. There are lots of good ideas there.
Target had some cute copper colored ones in their dollar bins a few weeks ago.
i was just going to mention target, but i bought them a few weeks ago at full price--i should head back for more, i guess!!
I have ordered from http://eonindustries.com for years and been quite pleased with quality and service. Also, Office Depot has the Brother P-touch 1180 (is what I have) label maker and the labels withstand the weather really well. I have a friend who has had her labels on her plants for close to 5 years. Can't beat that. They don't fade and it makes the garden look so much neater.