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Wish List Wednesday | Garden Plant Markers
Welcome again to Wish List Wednesday! This month’s list is all about garden markers. I’m aching for spring so I wanted to find something garden-related, but of course it’s not quite time to work outdoors. These DIY garden markers are a great spring-is-almost-here project to work on while we wait for the last of the snow to melt.
I love this idea for many reasons. First, it’s a great way to recycle (reuse). Second, it could look really cute, especially with bottles that are fun colors! And third, your bottles could serve dual purposes by marking plants as well as watering them. A full wine bottle inserted upside down into the soil will provide on-demand water as plants use up what’s available in the soil. I plan to get a triple bang for my buck by purchasing sky vodka (pretty blue bottle) to use for making extracts. Here are some pictures to inspire you.
Again with the wine… This time we’re talking about corks and not bottles. These seem to be very popular in the world of DIY garden markers because the web is full of them. Here are a few of my favorites.
Wooden (and Other) Spoons
Another popular DIY garden marker is the upcycled wooden spoon. I can’t decide if I prefer the minimalist version or the decked-out, colorful ones. Here are some samples; what do you think?
Rocks & Bricks
These markers can range from classy to whimsical. They also make a great craft project for kids. I think they’d be especially sweet in an herb garden or with shorter plants, but I’m not sure if I’d like them mixed in with bigger crops.
People can be so creative! Who would have thought to make plant markers like these… out of this stuff? These are some of my favorites.
Using garden stakes to mark plants is pretty standard, but these ideas kick the ol’ stake up a style notch.
Another great way to mark your plants is to use the packet of seeds from which they came. Here are some pretty (and sometimes weather-proof) ways to use your seed packets on display in the garden.