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Re: names - source for markers


Fran, there are 2 primary sources I'm aware of.  Paw Paw and Eon.  Prices
about the same.  I prefer Eon because they round the corners of the plates.
All are Zinc.  Order in quantity to get the price down to about 30 cents
each.  I use a Brother label maker to print laminated tape to put on the
markers.  I see Donna has already given you the URL.

Kitty
----- Original Message -----
From: "fm4re" <fm4re@swbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] names - source for markers


> Hello!  I'm wondering where to find those nice markers - the ones that
have
> two prongs and a simple strip, often copper, to write the name?  Our local
> garden doo-dad shop has them for $1.00 each and, since everything is
usually
> marked more than other places, I thought that I would look online or
around
> here to check prices.  I am starting to forget which rose is which!  Since
> I'm planning on making some new beds for them, I thought that it would be
> the time to put up the markers.  I've got a bunch of noisettes and just
love
> the names and stories behind them.  Thanks, Fran
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 9:11 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] names
>
>
> > hard to make markers for them when you don't have a clue what cultivar
> they
> > are!  I have a new appreciation for why it is important to know the
names
>
> Mardi,
> I always give people a cheap marker that has both common and Latin name
> whenever I give away a plant.  Sometimes I even give them a printout -
> something from MOBOT or Botanica.  I've been pretty lax about the names on
> some of my daylilies and lilies, but everything else is marked.
>
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 4:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] lurking
>
>
> > I haven't had all the rain that Donna and others have gotten, but we're
> > still cleaning up from the tornado that cruised through Cedar Rapids
> > recently.  With the exception of a few small limbs, my gardens came out
> > relatively unscathed.  LOTS of sticks to pick up, and they seem to keep
> > falling.
> > The Stargazer oriental lilies are done - nice long season this year.
> > Ornamental grasses are beginning to shoot up - Karl Foerster and a
> > Miscanthus "Graziella."  And of course the tried and true hybrid tiger
> > lilies that have naturalized in several spots in my yard are now at
their
> > peak.  (Bulblets, anyone?)
> > The daylillies are almost done.  I can't do justice to them with names,
as
> > they were all acquired when the son of a friend of mine moved into a
house
> > that had a beautiful garden but he wanted GRASS!  We spend most of a
> spring
> > a few years ago saving all these beautiful specimens (liatris, primrose,
> > daylillies, feverfew, rudbeckia) and incorporating them in our gardens.
> > The echinacea purpurea bed has expanded once again this year, but as
> others
> > have noted, they're not very tall.  My iris finally got divided and put
> > back in the ground after flowering earlier this year - what a
spectacular
> > sight!  I'd gotten them from Hornbakers Nursery in Princeton, Illinois.-
> > what a fantastic place!  Check out their website if you're interested in
> > hosta, iris, or grasses.
> > http://www.hornbakergardens.com/
> > I have caterpillars eating my baptisia australis - they are about 1 1/2
> > inches long with yellow, orange, and black on a skinny white body.
Anyone
> > know what they might be?  I decided there weren't too many and I have
> > enough plants to share.  They don't seem to be eating anything else in
the
> > yard.
> > I rescued quite a quantity of different kinds of hosta last year from
> > various friends who wanted my help dividing theirs.  Most are in bloom
> now.
> > Someday I need to plant what I want, rather than taking in all these
> > orphans.  On the other hand, I've sure learned a lot at a low cost.
Just
> > hard to make markers for them when you don't have a clue what cultivar
> they
> > are!  I have a new appreciation for why it is important to know the
names
> > of our plants from this list.
> > So that's my garden going into August.  I still have a clematis that
will
> > bloom later this year, and the nekid ladies will surprise me at some
> point.
> > Other than that and the grasses, I'm about bloomed out.
> > Mardi
> > Iowa z4b
> >
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