Friday, June 18, 2010

Plant markers

I've been busy planting flowers in my gardens.  My goal is to have decent looking gardens for my daughter's October wedding in our backyard.

I planted some Dahlia bulbs and I needed a way to mark them until they are big enough to not be mistaken for a weed.  *Sometimes my family helps me weed and they've helpfully pulled out real plants instead of weeds.  Oops!

Because the other perennials are rather tall,  I needed a much taller marker than the typical small tags you can buy.  I grabbed a few mini clay pots and topped some plant stakes with them.  Then I wrote on the pot with a wax marker. 

This marker is labeled "Vemeer" so I will know what color the Dahlia will be.

It looks like I'm not the only one who likes the  pots.  This little dragonfly likes the tall perch I've provided for him.

These markers have held up pretty well.  We've had some bad Summer storms blow through and none of them blew over or showed any fading.  The plant stakes will stay in place to support the top heavy Dahlias when they bloom. 

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  1. What a darling and clever idea this is! I love it.

  2. Your plant markers are great! I hope the garden looks great for your daughters wedding!

  3. What a smart idea! And the clay pots look so pretty in the garden. I can't wait to see posts of your garden in October right before the wedding! Have a good week, Kelly.

  4. This is a great idea. The dollar store has had these tiny pots in stock for a while - I might need to go get more! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment on my headboard project. Comments really make my day :) Also, I'm your newest follower! You have some neat projects on here.

  5. These are so cute--thank you for sharing this idea!

  6. What a precious idea!

    Visiting from the Garden Party :)

  7. I, too, sometimes need to mark spots where I don't want to forget (sadly, sometimes I'm the one to pull out the real plants thinking they are a weed...), so this is a helpful idea. Thanks for sharing this at the Tuesday Garden Party!

  8. Great idea..simple and decorative it.


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