'permanent' markers

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:10:46 PDT
Joseph, I agree that pencil is best. Tried and true and simple. The key to
label longevity is to HIDE THE LABEL as much as possible, so that just the
top edge shows, whether in the open garden or in containers. If you have an
accession number system, be sure to write the number (or most critical
info) at the bottom of the tag as well as the top end. Info on a buried
label or portion thereof is nearly invulnerable to most disturbances.

I have gone through many thousands of labels and have settled on
vinyl-based material and pencil writing. Labels do not need to be visible
for horticultural practice and 'hiding' them eliminates most of the
problems of longevity.

Dylan Hannon
Los Angeles CA

On 14 March 2012 10:26, Joseph Kraatz <plantnut@cox.net> wrote:

> After trying every possible labeling I have come to the conclusion that
> the simple #2 pencil is by far the best.    Joe,  Oceanside, CA

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