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Re: Garden labels, garden shows

Chris, sounds like you've got a lot on your plate.  You gotta love this sort
of thing to put so much of yourself into it!

I love the P-touch labels on Zinc markers - the very best answer to marking

Re: > I couldn't believe how many people didn't know the names of what
> they are growing in their gardens!
I know a great many people who don't retain the names of their plants other
than "Oh, it's a Heuchera".  I don't have the names of my daylilies or some
of my lilies, but just about everything else is marked.  However, if people
intend to show them, I would think they'd make some effort.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 8:28 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Garden labels, garden shows

> For my daylilies, I use the Brother P-Touch label maker with laminated
> TZ tape.   I use metal garden stakes with plates on the top and affix
> the label. These hold up for many years.  For other plants, I'm making
> labels for small metal markers.  All new plants get a plastic label
> (homemade from cut up white Tropicana juice containers) on which I write
> with a china marker (wax pencil) until I decide if they warrant
> something more permanent.  I also put the original tags into plastic
> bags labeled with the garden bed's name. I'm trying to keep up with
> digital images of as many plants as possible.
> For the last two days I've been preparing for my local garden club's
> first flower show in more years than anyone can remember.  All my record
> keeping really paid off when you need the exact name of a plant for your
> entry.  I couldn't believe how many people didn't know the names of what
> they are growing in their gardens! I was helping with plant ids.  I only
> attend the meetings twice a year (in the summer) since the club meets in
> the daytime. A lot of my entries had a tiny hole or blemish, so I
> probably won't do that well.  I don't use any insecticides, so I get
> some damaged leaves.  Also, I wasn't aware of how to show certain
> plants, and the committee wasn't any help!  They gave me erroneous
> information, so I had to "fix" some of my entries last minute.  I should
> have written to Auralie! Now that I'm waiting for everything to be
> judged, I'm working on last minute details for the daylily show I'm
> co-chairing on Sunday!  On top of all that, my sister and her family are
> arriving from Kentucky today!  Such is life!
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7
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