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Twig Plant Markers

Martha Stewart Living, April 2011

We'd be lost in a spring garden without plant markers. 

Here's a lovely way to identify those eager new plants without cluttering the beds. 

Twig Plant Marker How-To

1. Gather small branches, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch around, in an easily worked but sturdy wood, such as maple. 

2. With a vegetable peeler, strip a couple of inches of bark at one end, making a flat surface, and use permanent marker to record the name. 

Note: If the wood is green and oozing sap, let it dry overnight before writing.

Comments (4)

  • Jan Laws 18 Aug, 2013

    Maple Trees are best pruned in the hot summer months. In cold weather the sap runs. That is when they harvest Maple Syrup.

  • rbellah 2 May, 2011

    I love these. I have a maple tree that needs trimming and this will be a great use for the small branches. They will look very nice in my patio herb planters.

  • mcdooley 1 May, 2011

    Really different and useful. I will make these for a friend for her herb garden this June, it's her BD...Good One!

  • MelanieJade 1 May, 2011

    These are beautiful! What a great idea!