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Homemade, Permanent Plant Tags

Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:06
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Permanent plant tag made from a pop can.

Permanent plant tag made from a pop can.

Don’t get all worked up over the quality of this image, I clipped it from the video that is posted below.  In short, Roger Higgins from Roger’s Backyard Nursery in Cranesville, Pa makes these homemade plant tags out of used Pepsi cans.

I often use Aluminum Plant Tags in my nursery because they are very permanent but I buy a box of tags that last me a really, really long time since I only use this type of tag to tag stock plants or rooted cuttings in the Propagation Beds.

Roger’s method is great for the home gardener who only needs a few permanent tags and Roger makes these up during the winter when he can’t do much outside.

The Biggest Plant Tagging Lie in the World!

Permanent markers are not permanent at all, no matter what it says on the marker.  Trust me on this, they fade to the point of being completely invisible.  Very frustrating.  A common #2 pencil actually holds up really well when used on white plastic tags.  Make a note of that.  That’s a great thing to know.  Nothing more frustrating than taking the time to properly tags your plants only to find that every last tag faded over the summer or winter.

In this video Roger shows us how he puts these homemade tags on a wire stake to mark the many different kinds of hostas that he has in his hosta bed.

And there you have it, a very simple idea from One of Our Members, Roger Higgins from Roger’s Backyard Nursery in Cranesville, Pa which is very close to Ohio and Erie.  Not only do Roger and his wife Venice sell a lot of plants locally from home, Roger also sells a ton of rooted cuttings and liners in the members area.  Roger is a great member, very helpful to the other members, very well liked.

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