I know the label topic has been covered before, however; is there a new consensus on which ones work the best and are also attractive?
I have used the large, plastic ones from the dollar store with permanent black marker - effective but not attractive. A couple of them snapped this winter probably due to all of the snow. I did find these ones practical because I could write their mature size on the back so I know what size to expect when I am moving them around. This isn't so much of an issue anymore as I know what most of them will do.
The next one I did was to order dog tags with each and every individual name engraved on one. I got a skewer from the dollar store and bent it to hold the label. There are a few problems with this approach. 1. They are really small 2. The labels hang vertically so you have to bend down to read it. 3. When I rake in the spring, I cannot see them and I pull them out. I have one noid hosta as a result of this happening.
I have a couple of stoneware ones, but that would be really expensive to do all of the hostas. I really like the look of painted stones but the stones could be easily moved by raking/dog/visiting nieces plus, I don't have nice handwriting.
Are the metal ones that tip back good? Is it better to write on them or have them etched? Any other ideas? Your thoughts would be appreciated. Pictures too if possible, I like to see people's gardens. I am still desperate for eye candy up here in Ontario.