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Making Stone Plant Markers

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Choose some pretty smooth stones to use for making garden plant markers. This is a guide about making stone garden markers.


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Christine Weber3 found this helpful
May 18, 2006

Natural looking yet practical plant identifiers, easy to make and waterproof to boot!

Materials and Equipment:


  1. Before you start, clean and dry your stone completely.
  2. In attractive script (you may want to practice first on a piece of paper) write the common name or the scientific name of the plant you want the marker to identify.
  3. Allow the ink to dry completely before placing it in the garden. The marker is waterproof, but if it is placed in a sunny location, you may want to redo your marker after a year of two. Fortunately they are quick and cheap to make!
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    By guest (Guest Post)
    May 18, 20060 found this helpful

    What a wonderful idea. When I get new plants, I usually can't remember their names - now I will see them daily and won't forget them.

    Thanks so much.

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    By guest (Guest Post)
    May 19, 20060 found this helpful

    Great tip!!! Thanks!! My garden is going to look so cool!!

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    May 19, 20060 found this helpful

    I love this idea but where do I find the flat stones? I can always find the polished river rocks, but I can't find flat stones. Any help would appreciated. Thanks.


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    By guest (Guest Post)
    May 23, 20060 found this helpful

    Great idea. I purchased some pretty flowers a few seasons ago at Walmart and they did so well with hardly any care. I have no idea what they were and haven't seen them ever again. I wish I had labeled them like this. There's many beaches here on the New England coast where you can find so many gorgeous colored flat rocks. Last summer when we visited relatives in Marshfield, MA, I filled up bucket after bucket of unusual rocks for garden accents. Now I just have to practice my calligraphy and I can label the garden. Thanks again!

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    June 5, 20060 found this helpful

    I am so sorry about changing the subject abit.

    I lost a son to an overdose of drugs in 2003. Soon after that happen I started to think about ways to maybe prevent other young people from doing the same.

    I came up with an idea of leaving Drugs Kill messages on a foot or so wide rocks which are on short hills(banks) alongside many of the country roads in my rural county.

    My major problem has been to have them painted so they don't look like Graffetti.

    I have been thinking of getting art classes in the schools involve. (A field trip project)

    I want to thank for your Stone Garden Markers idea.

    Now I believe this project just might start moving again.

    God Bless You All


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    July 4, 20060 found this helpful

    This is a great idea, I'm always forgetting some of the names.

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July 7, 2017

My daughter made me these strawberry markers for Mother's Day. She painted them with acrylic paints, then sprayed them with clear coat so that they could go outside. I absolutely love them and hope to make more for other plants in the garden.

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July 15, 20170 found this helpful

I love this idea! I place river rock in flower beds as decorative accents and I will use this idea to label flowers that I plant. I will be easy to paint over if and when you change plantings. GREAT IDEA!!!!

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