Garden markers…really? Is that what I wake up thinking about at 5:00 am on a blustery Saturday morning? There’s no explaining my crazy mind, so I’ll just go with it.
Those who know me won’t be surprised to read this, but I’m really…well..particular. In the course of my gardening odyssey, I’ve used a wide range of markers, and I have yet to find the perfect one.
The perfectly cut mini blinds that were written on with marker? They all faded by the end of the season.
Oddly enough, the yogurt containers cut into garden markers and written on with a marker did not fade, but they were anything but pretty
The little mass-produced sturdy plastic markers that I picked up a garden center? The grease pencil made it through the season, but they were boring…and plastic.
So I’ve set out to find the perfect plant marker. I’m particular, but is it really too much to ask that a veggie or herb marker be pretty, functional, and affordable? I’ll keep you updated with what we choose.
Here are some gorgeous garden markers that are inspiring me. Each picture below is the property of the individual supplier or artist – click on it to visit their site and each will open in a new window.
If the link doesn’t work or an auction has expired, search each site for that artist to find them. If you see markers you like, you should purchase as soon as possible! It’s gardening season, and stocks will begin to dwindle.
What do you use to mark your vegetable, garden, flower, and herb plants?*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**