Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Herb Markers

























This year I've planted a veggie and herb
garden. It's all fenced in so the critters
can't get to it. The tomatoes are growing
abundantly, I have peppers and leeks
and strawberries.






















My favorite part from the start though has 
been gathering fresh herbs to cook with.
Watermelon tastes so good with mint, and
fresh basil on the tomatoes!
But when I send out my husband or son,
they don't always know which is which,

And that inspired me to go out and
collect rocks 
and make them into little herb markers.
I always get what I need now!








Thanks so much for visiting! 

16 comments:

JS Daniel said...

Wow! That's really nice!! Love the herb makers.

Chloe said...

They look great, what a nice idea!

Amanda Dilworth said...

Great idea, they look fab:)

Bethany Hissong said...

I love these markers! You make everything more lovely!

Mom's Just Wana Have Fun said...

Did you use paint or marker? Do they hold up in the weather or does the writing wash away?

jennifer said...

I used white acrylic ink and painted it on with a small paintbrush. They held up pretty well outside all summer but too much time in the weather and they start to fade. They should certainly be taken in for the winter. I also tried putting a varnish coating over it, but the same thing happened if left outside for too long.

AmphipodGirl said...

Those are really lovely. They look easier to see than little sticks in the ground and have a nice homegrown feeling.

Ziggy Posterman said...

Hey August,

So you know I found my way here through Etsy, they featured your rocks in an email to members!

We sell paint markers and other items on Etsy.

You should consider paint markers as an option, then spraying them with a fixative, a clear acrylic spray from the hardware store works. Our markers have pigment in them so they are UV light resistant.

Here is an application note that we did on them. http://zigposterman.com/gardening-zig-posterman-paint-markers/

mellywashere.com said...

Love this! You inspired me!

http://mellywashere.com/2013/03/22/pin-of-the-week-painted-rock-garden-markers/

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great idea, love them <3

.Guinevere said...

I love this. I found them on pinterest and I think I'm gonna have to make some when I get my own garden up and running. so much better than the placards that come in the pot.

http://saundersartistblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Patti Kay said...

What a natural and creative idea! Thank you for sharing - I will be creating these with my Grandchildren - what fun it will be - I will have them in my garden & they can take them home to theirs - all about the memories and creation....Thank you again for the inspiration!

Patti Kay said...

What a natural and creative idea! Thank you for sharing - I will be creating these with my Grandchildren - what fun it will be - I will have them in my garden & they can take them home to theirs - all about the memories and creation....Thank you again for the inspiration!

Ask The Nail Tech said...

Just saw this on Pinterest What a Great idea and looks way better than my craft stick with a black sharpie marker ;-)

Jane L said...

Great idea, thankyou.
Will be collecting river stones when the weather is a bit warmer

Katherine Heigl said...

This is really creative to make markers by rocks or stones. I would like to recommend you metal and wood garden markers by Idealgardenmarkers.com which brings attractive and long lasting plant markers for garden, parks.