By Paris Wolfe, Blogmaster, The Herb Society of America
I love herbs and I love making things, especially simple craft projects with immediate gratification. Combining them in the garden makes me happy.
This year, I’m overwhelmed by garden marker ideas. So many choices that I may choose different styles for pots and gardens.
I thought, for this post, I’d let pictures tell the story. Each craft is fairly self-explanatory and different approaches will appeal to different gardeners or different locations.
Corks star twice, first on skewers with names written in permanent marker. And, perhaps more decoratively, on fork tines with my best printing in black ink.
Silverware makes a second appearance with names stamped on flattened spoons. This is perhaps the most time consuming of my efforts. My dad flattened the cutlery in his workshop and I bought the stamping supplies at Joann stores. I’ve also seen them on Amazon.com.
Speaking of spoons, last year I painted wooden spoons and printed names on them. Bright red added a festive touch to our patch of kitchen herbs and peppers.
And, finally, it felt a bit like cheating, but I stalked the “dollar spot” at Target and found a variety of different options. These chalkboard stakes were among them.
Show us your favorite garden markers – handmade or purchased.