Thursday, July 23, 2009

Easy to Make Tags for Marking Plants

Trying to remember which plant is which without marking them can be difficult(especially if you have more than one variety of a certain plant). Here is an simple (and inexpensive) way to make name tags for plants.
ribbon for making plant tags
From a roll of marking tape/ribbon (the type surveyors use) cut pieces 6" to 8" long (length will depend upon the side of the plant/branch you want to tag).

Using a whole punch, punch out a slit about 1 1/2" long about 1/2" up from one end of the ribbon.

Punch out "notches" a little ways up from the slit (see photo)
plant tag

Using a permanent marker, write your plant name on the tag.

Loop tag around branch and slide end into slot.