Saturday, June 1, 2013

Garden Markers

Inspired by my blogging friend, Priscilla
(lots of good stuff on her blog!)

This is how they are made:
Hearts and picket fences (sawed in half) from Hobby Lobby.
Skewers from kitchen drawer.
Pussycat font in white placed in a table in 
Microsoft Word and then the table background was filled in with red.
Mod Podge in "Matte" for first coat.

Mod Podge in "Outdoor" for second coat  including back and side edges.
Skewers glued on with wood glue.
(Mod Podge with "Outdoor" here,  as well.)
Yahoo!
 My "OCD Bad Self" had to line them up in alphabetical order for a photo op!
The order pleases me so.

The plants are happy now that they know who they are: 

 Even the container herbs know who they are:
Pots were accidentally left outside last winter, but I kind of like the broken rustic look to them now. 
And here are a couple of random perennials that are in bloom right now:
 Honeysuckle,
and Snow in Summer.

They come back every year and have been around for so long that
 that they know who they are; hence, no need for name tags. ;- )

We also had a surprise visit from "L" today, who belongs to "K", with these Castor Bean plants:
"L" tells us that if we take really good care of these and they get plenty of sun, 
water and fertilizer that they will grow to be taller than us by season's end.
That would be really cool!
I will report back each week on these along with the Bachelor's Buttons.


Now, it's back to making markers for the ones I missed...like parsley and rosemary and the tomatoes and peppers that will be planted this weekend.

Wishing you a beautiful day in or out of the garden!

14 comments:

  1. Love your labels Astri! I have just come across this and found it very interesting, have you seen it. :)
    http://www.sewingdaisies.com.au/sewing_daisies/2012/10/crochet-babouska-rose-blanket.html

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  2. What a good and colorful idea!

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  3. Your plant markers are very cute. They dress up the gardens nicely. :)

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  4. So cute Astri ! Love the mod podge idea :) Have a great weekend !

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  5. De jolis petits cœurs rouges partout dans le jardin, ils poussent bien les cœurs :)

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  6. The markers turned out so sweet. You have quite the garden growing there. Lovely! Best wishes, Tammy

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  7. So good. They really are what I need, I rely on memory which always fails me when little seedlings all pop up looking the same! Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Oh you are too funny;-) Love the markers....told my husband I finally found a way to use those million and one skewers hanging out in the drawer. LOL. I am so rooting for those bachelor buttons!!
    blessings, jill

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  9. They are soooooooooooooooooooooo very cute and very very creative. Hugs Judy

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  10. Oh my gosh, how cute are these! I am happy to see a marigold tucked into your basil bed ... they make great garden buddies. Your thyme is way ahead of mine!

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  11. Me encanya.Ahora estoy en ello.No sé lo que es botón de soltero.Saludos

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  12. OLÁ ASTRI,EU ACABAR DE CONHECER O SEU BLOG E JÁ ME APAIXONEI,COMO VOCÊ SER ARTISTA,PARABÉNS.VOU ESTAR SEMPRE POR AQUI,PARA VER SUAS NOVIDADES.BOA SEMANA E UM FORTE ABRAÇO DE SUA AMIGA VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

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