Plant labels serve many functions in a garden. You can mark perennials and annuals that have yet to blossom so you can tell the difference between them. You can mark the different herbs in your herb garden so that your significant other knows what to pick when you send him or her to the garden for supper supplies. And of course, creative and clever garden markers can lend a fun and artistic touch to your garden that can really show off your unique personality.
Here are 4 great garden marker ideas:
1. Painted Rocks
Remember the pet rock? It’s not exactly the same idea, but you can breath some colour into your garden with these tiny little rock labels. You don’t even have to be an artist to get a great result. Use freehand talent to make it your own, or paint a stencil label on for a more refined look, then plop that rock in a big container of Geranium Rozanne to make it easy for friends and guests to identify your favourites.
This vintage style garden marking idea lets you say whatever you want in your garden with a burst of shimmer and shine. Label the names of your plants and herbs, or even stamp your name on a few spoons to let everyone know just whose garden it is. Letter Stamps can be purchased online, and by flattening a few old spoons and taking a hammer to those stamps, you can have a crafted and long lasting way to label all the different plants in your garden.
3. Chalk Paint Stir Sticks
Probably one of the simplest ways to create a uniform, yet creative, way to label your plants is the paint stick. Traditionally you could just paint it and use a marker or a different colour of paint to designate the type of plant you were marketing. But with the advent of chalk paint, well, it’s a whole new ball game. Not only are these chalk painted plant markers as easy as pie to create (simply dip the stick in the paint can and lay them to dry), they are reusable too!
4. Shaved Twigs and Branches
Have you had a lot of trees blow down in a storm, or simply want to infuse your garden with a little more rustic charm? Try shaving down a section of a large twig or branch to reveal the whitish inner layers, and then painting the names of your plants on the surface. Simple and all natural!