I was outside gardening ALL morning today and loving every single minute of it. The early morning, i.e. 6 AM, is my favorite time to be outside in high season. The soil is still damp from the night, the plants look so alive and ready for the day, the yet-to-be-planted 6 packs are all lined up and ready to receive attention, and the day is fresh! But… truth be told…I love to garden any time of day. There is ALWAYS something to do outside whether it is only to water or whether a “big” job like filling a huge new ceramic planter.
Two things you need to know about gardening (in my garden and perhaps yours….):
Gardening costs money. Make no mistake about it. No matter how little you think you are going to do and invest this season… it is always, invariably, more than you anticipate! It’s money well spent (in my opinion) but nonetheless it is money. All the garden gurus will tell you to avoid impulse buying. Why do you think any garden center (or even Lowe’s which I avoid like the plague..) places the most colorful annuals just by the entrance?
I try to space out my purchases. But you know, in the end, it doesn’t really matter, does it? I’ll probably buy the same amount whether it’s now or a little bit now and more later!
Gardening is NOT good for my hair! No, I will not show you what happens. It’s awful. The “frizzies” are an understatement. No, it goes from fairly straight to impossibly wavy to total frizz. That’s partly why I wear a hat… better to cover it all up than frighten the neighbors away. And it stays that way until, at last, I am in the shower. Do you have the same problem? Or, do you have a different set of problems? We would love to hear! For mine there really is no solution (that I have yet discovered!) except to shower and start over again!
Now, to the subject of this post.
Plant markers can be plain and simple, or quite elaborate. I’ve never had much luck with them especially when we had a dog who trampled them in my small garden area. And, for those of you who receive feet of snow in winter, that can also be tough going for a lone marker to survive. I often just keep the plastic marker/label that comes with a plant; but now, having seen the huge variety of markers I am definitely going to try some!
From sophisticated to fun:
From colorful to etched silver:
And all kinds of custom and do it yourself markers.
Seems I saved my favorite for last! I love the simplicity of these. The shop,
Utopia Home and Garden, has wonderful garden and home supplies.
Have fun looking around here and I hope you have found some fun, new ideas for your garden!