Garden Markers


#142

If you have deer use heavy aluminum tags as Derby did and get wire strong enough withstand a deer tugging on it. One of my friends lost several of those shiny tags with small wire.


#143

I used a real set of stamps this time so my letters are better but still not straight, lol. This was an old set of steel stamps that were once my Granddad’s.


#144

Thanks Jason, My grafts looked like they wouldn’t take but have started now. Those look excellent. Thanks for saving that pear!
Chikn


#145

Your welcome, it has been a fun project. Yes these two grafts on ohxf 87 really are taking off. I have one graft on a franken tree as well that is growing nicely. Thanks for sharing the scion wood


#146

I just cut up pop cans and punch a hole through them. Works great for me, but I’m kind of blue collar.
John S
PDX OR


#147

I used cut-up strips of pie pans with embossing tape labels on them. I punched holes with a paper punch and wired them to the fences around my trees. A large percentage of them ripped at the punch and blew off over the winter. Back to the drawing board. Good thing I also keep a chart of where things are planted.


#148

Just a note of caution for those of you that are using fairly thick stiff wire to hang tags. Yesterday I was doing a little pruning and came across 2 tags that were too tight on the limbs. No serious girdling but I’m glad I found them now before it could’ve gotten worse. I’ve been using 17 gauge aluminum wire and it’s pretty stiff. I think I’ll switch to something a little more flexible.


#149

John, I do that too. Since I dont drink pop or canned beer, I wait for considerate, generous, motorists to throw them out of their cars, where they shine in the sun until someone retrieves them. I do rinse out with 10% bleach solution before cutting them, and wear gloves while cutting them with scissors. Paper punch works fine for making holes.


#150

Hey Bear with me,
I have the same thing. I don’t drink cans, so I pick up pollution. I just rinse with water, but I cut with scissors, and use a paper punch. Works great.
John S
PDX OR


#151

Replying to my own post. I now use stainless safety wire at the advice of another poster. It works great. The small holes are no problem, and I can make a big loop so there is much room for growth without girdling, but I can kind of crimp it so it hugs the limb and won’t get blown off by the wind or something.