Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Herb Garden with DIY Markers

Last year I had the herbs on the side porch but since I put my sewing machine table on the pergola I needed to relocate them.

I don't have a lot so I put them in this wagon I found in the barn.  Now I can roll them to different locations.  I've already had to move them once.  The intense heat and humidity started making them look a little puny so I moved them to the back yard under some trees.

I decided to go a little step farther and make some plant markers.  I have an assortment of silverplated flatware in different patterns.  I chose two larger serving spoons.  They were flattened with a hammer and then the stamped using metal stencils.  I think I need to try a fine point permanent marker and trace the letters so it will show up more.

For the other two, I chose forks.  I separated the prongs apart by inserting the other fork handle in and lifting up.

I found these T labels that I already had and snapped the bottom off and wrote in the name of the herb.

Insert the card in the prongs and there you have it, an easy peasy plant marker!  Now I could have used the T markers I already had but that wouldn't have had any character!

You do need to drill a hole in the water to keep the water from standing in it.

This was a very quick and easy project.

and I'm very satisifed with the outcome!  To see my inspiration, click here to go to my Pinterest.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Hi Tammy!

    I love your 'four wheeling/off road' wagon. Those are some big tires!

    Putting you pots of herbs in the wagon is a great idea as the sun orientation changes so much during the growing season.

    The tags stuck in the fork tines is genius!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  2. Great idea using the wagon for your herbs! I love it! Making a mental note to try it up here next summer; thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I really think your wagon is so cute pulling your herbs around to find shade. I like these plant markers--really cool looking.

  4. Cute! I just planted my herb garden (late, I know) and would love those stamped markers! I will have to use something else though...

  5. I like this idea. It would go with my hanging silverware chime I posted about last night. And I want an old wagon!!!

  6. Tammy: That is the greatest idea ever. I love the use of the forks, you can pick them up so often if you don't really care for the pattern, and the wagon is a super spot for your herbs. I have the same problem with not enough sun in one spot, so to be able to move them is so clever..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  7. Cute!! I love the plant markers! :) Have a lovely day! Smiles, Holly

  8. Thank you everyone! I'm so happy you enjoyed the post!

  9. That is so cute to have your herbs in that old wagon. And using old flatware for your little signs is adorable.

  10. Tammy, I mentioned you in my post today and linked it to your blog. Hope that's OK!
    XO Cindy

  11. I love the wagon filled with herbs. Just adorable. I like the markers too.


  12. Hi Tammy! Love your herb markers. I have been collection old silverware/flatware to make some myself. Your herbs look wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF this week! Have a great day.

  13. clever!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  14. Love it! It is a fantastic idea to make it portable! I'll have to give that a try - love the markers - very creative. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  15. This is I love these garden markers! I am going to have to give those a try!

  16. I miss my little read wagon planted with flowers. It just finally gave out. I will have to find another one in a great color like yours.


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