I don't remember where I first heard this tip, but I tucked it away in my brain until I took a trip to the Rebuilding Center, a nonprofit warehouse that houses materials in need of reusing or repurposing. I was in search of old aluminum blinds and I was in luck!
|Nothing fancy here.|
I've made a ton of labels. See the sea of them below, keeping our water-loving plugs company.
|Lots of blue and yellow-eyed grass and Oregon iris.|
"Oops. I forgot I planted <insert non-evergreen perennial here> in this spot and planted <insert another plant here> too close to it."
Take the dozen or so Western bleeding hearts (Dicentra formosa) I placed around the garden last spring. I didn't label them and when the foliage disappeared during the winter, I forgot exactly where I'd planted them. And then I started putting in new plants probably too close to the bleeding hearts. Now I'm taking advantage of the bleeding hearts' re-emergence to label their locations in the garden to avoid this in the future.
|Oh it'll be so exciting when they're in their full, lovely glory!|