'permanent' markers

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:03:39 PDT
I use an industrial-grade Dymo label maker (the same kind used with 
the laminated labels someone else mentioned, but heavier) and emboss 
the names on the strips of aluminum you can buy for it. A.M. Leonard 
Co. sells these. As long as the embossing wheel is not too worn, they 
are legible, and they are absolutely permanent. I affix them to the 
soil or pot with heavy wire or long groundcloth staples. However, 
they are not easy to read from a distance. I also bury plastic labels 
written on with #1 pencil, which can include more information and act 
as a backup in case a bird pulls out the metal label.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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