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Re: re: CAT: no catalog, plants
  • Subject: Re: re: CAT: no catalog, plants
  • From: Autmirislvr@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:16:55 -0400


<<some permanent ink fades faster than others.>>
Just worked in a bed that was planted during the summer of 2007.  Elmer's Paint Pens (fine point) was used.  All markers are fine at this time.  I have no shade so they are subjected to direct sun.
I did see an older label that was faded on the front but the back side was still readable.  Can't tell what was used back then.  The markers move with the plants when they are in good shape.  I use the rose markers/labels (metal) from Paw Paw Everlast in my permanent beds, and I do mark both sides just in case.  I use white vinyl blinds for most other jobs. 
It's true that a # 2 pencil doesn't fade, but, for me, they are just about impossible to read from most positions. 
Betty Wilkerson . . . my 3 cents!  Got to allow for inflation!  If a person has to work on such a beautiful day, you can't beat cleaning iris beds!  ;-)
Bridge In Time Iris Garden
South Central KY Zone 6
"Only those who dare to dream can make a dream come true!"

-----Original Message-----
From: Iris <iris@syix.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Cc: iris <iris@syix.com>
Sent: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 12:08 pm
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] re: CAT: no catalog, plants

Hello to everyone, so sorry to be jumping on late with this one but what we use and it works awesome and is so cheap,  we use metal blinds and a #2 pencil!! One year I had hundreds of iris marked with them and went out to the bed to check them, some were in pots BUT NONE had a tag that I could read. I learned that permanent pens are not permanent and that some permanent ink fades faster than others.
In Ca. where the iris are already in bud!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] re: CAT: no catalog, plants


I notice that you are using recycled Venetian blinds for markers. What do you use to mark them with? The California sun fades mine blank in less than a full year.

Jack Carter

From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, March 16, 2010 4:45:35 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] re: CAT: no catalog, plants


Back row left is MOUNTAIN SUNRISE, right is LORD OF RINGS.

Front row left is RED ROCK CANYON, middle FALL ENTERPRISE, right LEST WE

All were planted fall 2008, except a new purchased start of RED ROCK
CANYON was added fall 2009.

Figure a picture is worth more than words.

Linda Mann
east TN USA zone 7

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