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5 Nifty Ideas for Garden Plant Markers

Lucy Mercer
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If you need help telling the cilantro from the parsley, plant markers will come in handy and keep your garden organized.

Plant markers run the gamut from basic to fancy. The Home Depot Garden Center helps out with practical solutions, and you can also let your inner crafter loose with some simple ideas, like the embellished craft stick above. Use stencils to get the finished look.

Here are other ideas for plant markers for your garden.


Be inspired by our Garden Club herb garden marker project. Begin with river rocks and write with paint markers. Easy enough for children, but adults will have fun with it, too.



The familiar copper plant markers give a polished look. Write on them with a marker; they should withstand wind, summer sun and rain.



Plastic T-shaped labels keep the garden organized. Just write the plants’ name with a Sharpie marker.


Bamboo plant labels are an affordable choice. They’re especially handy when starting seeds. Just write the name of the seed on the label and stick in the pot.


For more quick ideas, check out these lists:

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