Do you have some overcrowded clumps of spring blooming bulbs around your garden that you need to dig up and divide? Well now (spring) is not the time to divide them, so what you need is some inexpensive but durable markers to mark the spots. Spring blooming bulbs should be divided during the summer after all the foliage has died back and the bulbs have gone dormant but by then it's difficult to remember where the bulbs are and what type or color they are. So let's make some aluminum plant tags so we'll know where to dig.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
To make these plant markers you will need:
- an aluminum can (A bit thicker metal is better, aluminum step flashing is about perfect.)
- heavy gauge wire. I used aluminum clothes line wire because I had some on hand and that worked great.
- needle-nose pliers
- wire cutters
- a hole punch
- fine tipped ball point pen or other engraving stylus