Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:07:48 PDT
In a message dated 8/15/2005 2:02:09 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

Venetian  blinds make great labels. My daughter thought of that and I use it 
myself.  Rounded to push into the soil at one end.

I used that system when I started out. They are not very durable and are  
easily dislodged. They probably work fine for pots, but I wouldn't use them in  
beds. I'd also recommend the vinyl ones instead of metal ones--kinder to the  
hands and can be cut with scissors.
Some daffodil growers I know cut these vinyl slats into about 2" strips and  
write the cultivar names in #2 pencil on them and bury them with the bulbs. 
When  it comes time to dig and divide, if you've lost the above-ground label or 
had a  casualty with your map, the buried tag is a great backup.
Bill Lee

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