Not of the garden variety: Stakes/markers
Having trouble telling your root parsley from your parsnip from your carrots? Keep things organized while adding a bit of oomph to your garden with herb- and veggie-identifying markers.
Mon, Jun 27 2011 at 9:00 AM
Happy Monday and welcome to the third installment of my new weekly summertime series, “Not of the garden variety," that's all about exceptional, agrarian-minded outdoor living accessories and odds and ends — items for in and around the garden that you won't find in the backyards of every Tom, Dick and Harry.
Now that I've featured heirloom-quality hand tools
and garden-appropriate hats and gloves,
it's time to get organized with a few eye-catching, veggie- and herb-identifying markers and stakes. Sure, you can buy dozens of the white, plastic disposable ones for cheap but that's certainly no fun. The markers below — several are made from sustainable materials — will last through numerous seasons and add a dash of personality to otherwise average of plots.
And — as evidenced on Etsy — cutesy handmade garden markers are all the rage. Have you tried your
hand at making garden markers out of found/household materials like popsicle sticks, milk jugs, stones
, aluminum duct tape
, vinyl blinds
, and recycled wire hangers
? Feel free to share any DIY plant marker suggestions in the comments section below!
Recycled Barnwood Garden Markers by Andrew's Reclaimed @ Etsy
Custom Terracotta Markers by JustWork @ Etsy
Hardwood Garden Stakes @ Terrain
Chalkboard Garden Stakes by Candy Stripe Cloud @ Supermarket
Terracotta Plant Labels @ Terrain
Vintage Silverware Garden Markers by Monkeys Always Look @ Etsy
($42/6 customized markers)
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