metal garden markers for Salvias

hybridsageApril 4, 2010

What kind of garden markers do some of you use to

identify your Salvias with. I am looking for a source

that will take different weather conditions.Fading due to

intense sunlight is a problem here. Any suggestions?

Art

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hybridsage

I guess I will use the type E series by PawPaw engraving.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 5:59PM
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salviakeeper

although probably not the best for soft stemmed shrubs, I use the aluminum marking tags with wire that I get at theodore payne foundation in CA. Found them online at gemplers.com

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 6:19PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

You guys make me feel like white trash (LOL). I cut up venation blinds, sand them and write on them. Hey, That is one step up from cutting up yogurt containers. Mostly I reuse plant markers from the store and write on the other side. I was born a cheapskate. -Mara

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 12:16AM
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hybridsage

Salviakeeper and Mara:
My garden is on tour this year so I am looking for a "Botanical Garden" look without the large expence
of something engraved. I should have been more specific in my post. Thank You both for the great ideas.
Art

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 4:39PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I saw someone tell about using cut up tin or aluminum cans and scratching or stamping them.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 5:05PM
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dyhgarden(7b)

I've been looking for the best prices on the metal plant markers. I haven't yet purchased these, so I can't report on the quality. I had saved this link -- 25 markers for $13.50 seems like a good price.

Cameron

Here is a link that might be useful: plant markers

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 6:51PM
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CA Kate

I don't have a specific answer to your question, Art, but I've been to LOTS of Garden Tours. It is especially nice to have the lovely plants labeled with something large enough to find AND read. So, please use something large-ish for us old folks. :-)

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 9:07PM
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hybridsage

Cameron & Westelle:
I am needing about 300 for my daylilies and about that for
my Salvias and other plant material I found 100 for 37.75
g series which I think has a nicer look with one bar not two. Westelle the plates are 1 1/4" Tall and 3 1/2' wide
and I am putting Botanical Name w "Cultivar" then Country or hybridizer Below that I think it should be big enough for most to read as they will stand about 10" Tall.
What do you all think?
Art

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 12:16AM
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dyhgarden(7b)

300! Oh my! Your garden must be fabulous.

I looked through my photos and you are including the same info (example pic below) that I see when I visit botanical gardens. I think you'll be so happy you documented and labeled.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 11:58AM
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CA Kate

I have some metal markers about that size and I can get the latin name and the popular name, but that's it. If it's important I put the "where I got it" on the back.

wonbyherwits: those markers would be wonderful, but very expensive.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 1:24AM
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