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safety labels

For all those who have been concerned about labels, no matter what 
kind of label you get or how good it is, it will eventually get 
stomped on, broken, frost heaved, moved, mowed over, chewed up by a 
weed eater or deteriorate.

What I do is take a 12 to 15 inch wood stake, pound it into the ground 
until only an inch is exposed.  Then I take a regular plastic nursery 
label and write on it with a Sharpie pen.  The label then goes into 
the ground right behind the wood stake until it is totally below 
ground.  The plastic label doesn't deteriorate and the Sharpie ink 
doesn't fade and the wood stake prevents it from frost heaving.  The 
little bit of wood stake sticking above ground is unobtrusive, but yet 
easily lets you know where the label is.  This is not for labeling a 
display garden where you want the names to be easily seen, but rather 
as a "backup" so to speak in case something happens to the display 

I'm getting tired of all these people on radio and TV saying welcome 
to the new millennium, the best songs of the last century, and on and 
on.  The new millennium and century doesn't start for another 364 
days!  Oh well.

Joe Halinar

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