Do you love gardening? Do you enjoy planting and nurturing plants? For a lot of people, gardening is therapeutic – there is something about setting seeds, watering them, and waiting for them to grow into a full-fledged flower, plant, or even fruit. It’s a gratifying hobby that requires patience, hard work, and care. If you’re someone who enjoys doing this, you’ll know how important and fun it is to put markers on your plants. They make gardening more organized and also easier, especially if you have a lot of plants. With that said, we are going to share with you some easy garden marker ideas for your garden!
Why You Need a Garden Marker
You might be wondering, why should I label my garden? Here are a few reasons why you might want to put some garden markers on your plants:
- If you’re growing produce like vegetables, fruits, or herbs (this way, you can easily identify which is which)
- Learning about plant names/species, it’s also handy when you are saving seeds for later use
- You have unidentified plants/food in your garden
- Sharing a plot/allotment with a neighbor or planting in a communal space
- If you have a big garden and you need to keep track of your plants
Garden Marker Ideas For Your Plants
Excited to DIY your garden markers? Here are some easy and cheap garden marker ideas for your plants:
Pebble Stone Marker
Materials: Flat Pebble Stone, Paint, Paint Brush
Gather some medium-sized flat pebble stones laying on the ground, or you can purchase craft stones at the craft store. Make sure they are dry, and then you can paint them. Clearly label the stone with paint and then let it dry. After that, you can place it in front of your plants.
Smooth Unpolished Stones – $27.99
All Purpose Nylon Hair Brush Set – $4.99
Materials: Popsicle Stick, Paint, Watercolor, Paint Brush or Marker
For some plants, like potted herbs or even succulents, you can use a popsicle stick. Use paint or a marker to write on the popsicle stick and stick it in the plant. To easily identify them, you can label them with different colors or even colored popsicle sticks.
Uni Posca Paint Marker Pen – $50.99
Materials: Paint, Paint Brush, Nails, Hammer, Wooden Glue
Got some excess wood from your DIY projects? Use it to create a wooden garden marker. Simply cut a piece of wood (depending on what size you desire or how big the plant is), then nail/glue it to a stick. Once you’ve got a sign, label it with paint or use a stencil to mark the sign.
Kids Veggie Patch
Materials: Popsicle Stick/Stick, Paper, Paint, Paintbrush, Wood, Wooden Glue
Teaching your kids about plants/gardening can be a fun activity. Not to mention, it teaches them responsibility as well as different kinds of plants. Create a fun garden marker idea with your kids by getting a piece of wood and painting a caricature of the vegetable/fruit, then glue it on a popsicle stick.
Chalk Board Label
Materials: Matte Black Paint or Chalk Board Paint, Chalk, Wood
If you got some potted plants inside your home, paint your pot with chalkboard paint or matte black paint and then label them with chalk. You can also try this method as a variation to the wooden sign marker, instead of labeling them with paint, paint them with chalkboard paint. They are reusable and inexpensive as well.
Chalk Ink Chalkboard Paint Matte Black – $24.99
Wine Cork Marker
Materials: Wine Cork, Black Permanent Marker, Stick
Create an eco-friendly garden marker by using your used wine cork. Stick the wine cork to a thin wooden stick, label it with a black permanent marker, and then put it in your garden. Easy peasy, right?!
Which one of these garden marker ideas for your plants would you try? Share them in the comment section below!