The Pin Junkie: Plant Markers

Plant Markers

Garden Plant Markers

Plant Markers

Here's an easy way to mark your plants.  Just use rocks!  The original pin I used for inspiration used paint, but I just used a sharpie marker.  The hardest part of this project is finding the right rocks.  You could use smooth, round river rocks.  I used rocks that had flat, angled sides so they would stand up and have a flat face to write on.  I don't have a vegetable garden, so I made some plant markers for my herb garden.

Plant Markers
 
Plant Markers
 
Plant Markers
 
Plant Markers
 
While I was in my back yard making my plant markers, I noticed our turtles were out.  They're desert box turtles and are native to our area.


I thought they might be hungry after hibernating all winter, so I gave them a treat.  They love to eat strawberries, cantaloupe, and tomatoes!


I also noticed the chocolate flower in bloom in my backyard.
Chocolate flower (berlandiera lyrata) is also native to our area and it's called chocolate flower because it really does smell like chocolate! 




61 comments:

  1. Love these markers! Decorative and functional too!

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  2. I did nearly the same thing for my garden, too, except I let my kids paint the rocks first (we needed something to do). Wish I could add the turtle to our garden! What a fun visitor!

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    1. We found them and adopted them. They seem to like our backyard. On walks, we're always on the lookout for more.

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  3. Very cute idea and so simple! I love seeing your turtle - we have a leopard tortoise and he loves strawberries too!

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    1. Turtles are great pets - very little care and maintenance!

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  4. Awww a strawberry-nibbling turtle! Thanks so much for sharingwith us at the SHOW OFF party

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  5. Great idea! I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-diyers-and-some-favorites.html

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    1. Thanks for the invitation! I linked up.

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  6. These are so fun, simple, and cute - my favourite type of project!! Great idea, thanks for sharing it:)
    Krista

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  7. What a nice and clever way to label the plants! love it! Thanks so much for sharing this at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back next Sunday with more awesome shares!

    Hope you are having a lovely week

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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  8. such a simple great idea! I love it! Found you from Ducks N A Row Wonderful Wednesday blog hop!

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  9. This is a very cute idea..........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  10. Very cute idea for a garden marker and so much easier than paint!

    We'd love it if you would link this up to our Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop Sunday. It goes live in the morning.

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  11. I love rocks in the garden, but I love turtles in the garden even more! :) Thanks for joining us on Thursday Favorite Things over on Katherine's Corner.

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  12. I love painted rocks in the garden and your plant markers look great. You are right, the hardest thing is finding just the right rocks. Who knew there could be so many textures out there? As soon as I find the perfect rock I'll have a painted turtle in my flowerbed.

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  13. wanted to invite you to my link party where we pin all those who join to our party board
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/23/all-things-pretty-9/

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  14. I have never heard of chocolate flowers before. I wish you could transmit the odor through your blog, I'd love to see what that's like!

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  15. These are super cute - and I love the turtle eating the strawberry! If you have a chance, I hope you'll pop over and link up at my "Best Of The Weekend" party - I'd love to have you! Have a great Memorial Day weekend,
    Claire

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  16. The markers are great and I just love your turtles! So sweet!
    Karen

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  17. These are too cute! I love how simple the idea is, but they turned out super great! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this on my blog today! I'm stopping by to pin it, and to let you know you can grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/05/9-creative-ideas-2/

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Jessi!

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  18. Great idea for markers. Love the little turtles and I had never heard of chocolate flowers. Since I love chocolate they would have to be my favorite if they grew around here. I'm so glad you joined us this week at Transformed Tuesday. Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Thanks Peggy! I wish I had a smell function on my blog so I could share the chocolate flowers with you!

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  19. These are so pretty! I've been working in my flower garden all weekend and planted a few herbs. These would be such a cute addition. Love that they're easy to make too. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday! Featuring you in this week's issue.

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  20. sweet post. I had turtles when I was a little girl. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  21. Very clever idea for garden markers, I am going to make some for my plants. Thanks for the tip. ;o)

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  22. What a cute idea Would love it if you came by One More Time and share it http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_26.html
    Hope you can make it... if not this week I host every Sunday...Hope you can make it some time.
    Tammy

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  23. great idea for plant markers! I just planted an herb garden, and I need something more attractive than the plastic markers they came with. And I love the turtle pics :)

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  24. Such a cute idea. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  25. Now why had I never thought of that?!!!! Very cute and very practical!
    Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!
    Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

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  26. Great idea!! Something so simple and easy to do! Stopping by from www.prairiegirl4-thatcountryplace.blogspot.ca thanks for sharing

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  27. Your plant markers are a great idea! Visiting from a stroll through life.

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  28. Super cute and fun! The rocks you found worked great! thanks for sharing at SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. I guess I am a fellow pin junky too since I saw the plant markers on pinterest yesterday and already pinned them to my garden board! They are an excellent idea and cute(of course after I already bought those ugly plastic markers!) Stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday. Hope we can connect. http://www.easylifemealandpartyplanning.blogspot.com

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  30. Featuring you tomorrow! I love this idea. Your turtles are adorable. Have a great weekend ahead. Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  31. love love love those plant markers!!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. This will be featured this weekend at my Fun Summer Ideas round up... come on over and check it out. Be sure to grab a featured button to proudly display as well! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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  32. I love these!!! So clever and wonderful! Hugs...TFS!

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  33. Hi... just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at One More Time Events. Thank you for sharing and hope you can make it again this week http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/06/share-it-one-more-timefeatures-and-party.html
    Tammy

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  34. Adorable DIY - love your plant markers! I had no idea you could feed turtles fruit! How lucky that you have wildlife like that in your yard!! Thanks for sharing your creativity at Project Inspired! Heather

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  35. I love these. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop 55. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. This weeks party is live.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  36. Hi Pin Junkie,

    Your project was featured at http://pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/2013/06/top-10-pin-it-monday-hop10-features.html.

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  37. Very cute garden markers, and your photos are beautiful! I featured them today on Friday Finds. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Laurel!

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  38. So cute and easy! Oh I'd love to have chocolate flowers. I might would eat all the time though...lol. Thanks for sharing!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
    The HomeAcre Hop

    ~Ann

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  39. I love the idea but I thought I should let you know since you used permanent marker instead of the paint the marker will come off sooner than the paint will because tried that when fixing a rock that had weathered the paint off of it that said welcome to my garden and it came off in less than a year

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    1. That's ok. I sometimes like things that look a little worn and faded. If I need to, I can always make new ones.

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