Thursday, July 21, 2011

Garden Markers

Labeling your herb garden is so important. Not only does it help you remember what you have planted but it helps you to remember what was there last year! This year sister Marj, the artist held a make your own garden marker workshop. Participants were invited to create a variety of garden markers and learn different techniques to make those labels. Both the Chives labels were made using the rubber stamps shown below. Marj made rubber stamps using rubber letters and wine bottle corks. We found the capital letters worked the best.


The river rock label which says Sweet Basil was made using the outdoor "Sharpie marker". Marj encouraged everyone to use thick lines with the marker since Sharpies will fade over time. The Catnip label, which is crafted on a piece of thick slate was done using out door paint markers. All the labels were also sealed with a spray sealant to help them to last more than a season or two.

2 comments:

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Fun ideas for plant labels with natural materials.

Corinne said...

I do not know how many times I start a new planting season and forgot what was what. I love your idea of writing on the river stones. Easily available in Kentucky and heavy enough they wont get moved or blown away.
Corinne