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At this time of year, many of my plants are being brought inside for the winter. I love all of the beautiful plant markers that can be purchased, but if you have a lot of plants, those markers can get expensive. I save Popsicle sticks to make inexpensive markers. On one side you can write the name of the plant, on the other you can note any specific care information. I've added a second marker to the pot of this plant, an African Mask Elephant Ear, because ALL parts of this plant are poisonous: leaves, stems, and roots! Sometimes I just draw a skull and crossbones! When I first buy juvenile plants, or plants that are simply unfamiliar to me, this is especially important. Just use a permanent marker and you'll find that these markers last quite awhile, while saving you a lot of money.
Good tip, Ivey. I do dislike it when you see a nice plant belonging to a friend, ask them what it is, and have then reply, Oh, I don't remember and I didn't keep the label that came with it.
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Tip: I couldn't find a stamp pad, so I had them use washable markers and color on the stamps instead. It works great!
By Laurel from Port Orchard, WA