I find that I am often stuck between the desire to have cutesy things and the desire to limit my materialism.
For example, I love these plant markers:
And these classics:
But instead, I usually just go with what I have on hand that can be recycled or repurposed. Last year I used take-out cutlery as my plant markers. But they did not look good. People kept asking, “Why are there forks in your garden?”
So this year I cut up a yogurt container (after it was used for leftovers a few times).
Step 1) Cut off the bottom of the container. This is the hardest part.
Step 2) Cut sides into strips. I did not measure or cut straight.
Step 3) Use your favorite Sharpie to write the plant name.
So there you have it, my solution to plant tags when I have nothing else on hand and want to limit my cash flow and mark on the planet.
What do you use for plant markers?