Thursday, June 2, 2011

garden craft: polymer plant tags

i needed some method to distinguish each of the umpty-ump varieties of nightshades i’m growing this year, so i made special plant name tags out of polymer clay. these are all for tomatoes, peppers and eggplants--i’ve done around 35 so far. here are my favorites:










7 comments:

GoneferalinID said...

I LOVE them. my cheap popsicle sticks with sharpie are all faded so we can't even read them. Good thing we documented where everything is.

Nikki said...

lol, we did the sticks/sharpie too and they suck. I have a friend trying to offload a bunch of FIMO so maybe I'll grab it from her...these are awesomely inspiring.

Shari said...

I adore these!

Potted Farm said...

I am impressed with your artistic skills and creativity.

You should put them on Etsy, I bet you'd make a small fortune.

Bumble Lush (A Garden Blog) said...

Wow, those are extremely cool. I wish I was that creative. I use sharpees and sticks too, but ran out and unwisely try to rely on my memory for the rest. I have some containers with mystery plants in them. Can't wait to see what they turn out to be!

Belladonna said...

I am new to growing nightshade - only kind I know is the deadly Belladonna. Not sure what I have in my back yard, but it has little purple flowers and leaves that look very similar to those on the lilacs.

Emily said...

thanks all! my garden is dotted with faded, sharpied popsicle sticks, too--i still haven't found anything as quick and convenient to replace those as my go-to plant markers. after a while they remind me of little wooden tombstones marking unknown graves.