This may not be of any help, but I thought I'd pass along what I started using this year. I mainly grow in plastic pots and I've always used the plastic stakes that are time consuming to keep up and often get knocked out of pots or broken off. This year I started using a DecoColor Opaque paint marker and writing the plant name on the side of the pot. I tried white, silver, gold, and black, and found white worked best for me- really stood out on the pot. It lasts quite a long time, too, but is easily removed with a swipe of nail polish remover (even the non-acetone kind) They are made by Marvy and run about $2 each. I heard somewhere that Plant Delights Nursery also uses them. susan I'd send a photo to the list, but I don't think we can do that, can we?