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Re: Hosta ID needed

Your method, Charles, appears to be as close to "fool-proof" as you can get, and I plan to adopt it. For several years I have used laser labels printed on Avery label adhesive paper. I affix these labels to metal markers, then stick the metal marker as far into the ground as possible. Even so, many of the markers have out of the ground over winter. The names have lasted many years. This label is so much trouble to use, many of our 400 plus hostas wind up with no label, which results in the loss of ID, and we soon simply forget their names. Good luck,
John Lanier
MissVitro Plant TC Lab
81 Summer Trees Lane
Burnsville, NC

On May 5, 2006, at 3:04 PM, ctuttle39@juno.com wrote:

All this ID of plants request reinforces the need to plant a label when
you plant the Hosta. I put my label on the north side of and in the
hole. I use a plastic marker and write with a UniPAINT pen. This is an
opaque oil-base paint marker and does not fade like the original Sharpee.
Sharpee now has an "industrial" pen that is UV impervious (buried this
does not matter). Using this method, you never lose the identity of your
Charles Tuttle

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