Monday, June 26, 2017

Reviewing Garden Tags by SimplyYoursByDesign

I just received my custom garden tags by SimplyYoursByDesign and I have to write a review immediately. Whether you are an organized and skilled gardener or a hopeful and forgetful gardener like myself, you may be as excited about these garden tags as I am. I am thrilled about these customized, metal, durable, and beautiful garden tags.


Why are Garden Tags Important?



Perhaps you have a really good memory and can recall exactly what you planted where. Or perhaps, someone purchases land with existing plants and can identify every tree, bush, flower, and shrub. That's not me. No matter how hard I practice, I'm not very good at plant identification. And my memory is horrible.

I realized the importance of plant identification when I was looking for a certain type of rose bush that I had in a yard many years ago. That search has proved impossible without having more information than I have about that particular plant. As a result, I am determined to try to keep track of the plants I plant on my land.

I especially want to keep track of my PawPaw trees.

I have recently fallen in love with PawPaws. PawPaw is a tree that produces wonderful "tropical" fruit. I am planting PawPaw trees on my land at The Shack. Like apples (Red Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, etc) there are different types of PawPaws. Some I like better than others. If I am successful at growing PawPaws, I want to be able to keep track - with certainty - which tree is bearing which fruit.

These wonderful tags by SimplyYoursByDesign will help me do that.


Recommended Custom Garden Tags by SimplyYoursByDesign



I need long-lasting tags to identify my PawPaw trees. Also, I need customized tags - after all, who mass produces tags for PawPaw (Sunflower) versus PawPaw (Mango) trees? No one. 

Luckily I found this shop on Etsy that makes customized tags.

With low expectations, I ordered two tags for the two PawPaw trees I just planted.  I expected poor quality. Or paper-thin "metal". Happily, these tags have far exceeded my expectations. They are perfect!


Why I recommend these garden tags


  • customized - I was able to request (and received) both the tree name (PawPaw) and type (Sunflower)
  • communication and customer service - the shop owners messaged me to confirm what I was requesting - avoiding possible confusion (i.e did I want one PawPaw tag and one Sunflower tag, or two tags with PawPaw Sunflower)
  • I requested that they not send the included plant stakes - as I would be hanging these on the trees - and that request was honored
  • several choices in metal types/colors 
  • good thickness - the tag is as thick as a dime 
  • the words are permanently stamped into the metal
  • packaged in a simple but attractive manner
  • a mother/daughter/grand-daughter family owned business (how cool is that?!)
  • located in the US
shipped in a simple but attractive manner

There are only two very minor things about these tags/this shop that might cause someone concern. Neither of these things concerned me, but I feel that they should be mentioned.
  • the corner designs on the tags are random (for example: the bee & tree and the frog & sun on my tags)
  • a bit of time passed before I received my order
Because the items are customized, I did not receive my items immediately. It looks like I ordered on June 4th and the postmark on the envelope was June 19th. In my opinion, that was an expected amount of time for a custom order. Unfortunately, in such an instant gratification culture, some folks may not want to wait. The good news is that the shop owners clearly list their current production time on their policies page so you can decide if you can stand the wait. 


my two customized PawPaw tags


Personally, I found it to be well worth the wait. It is refreshing to get exactly what you ask for. In fact, to get better than you asked for. Thank you, women at SimplyYoursByDesign, for these beautiful, durable, and custom PawPaw tree tags. 

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9 comments:

  1. Wow, I really like those tags. I used to be able to remember all my plants, but age is playing a mean trick on me. I find myself looking at my plants and not being able to grab their names right off the top of my head. I guess it's age related forgetfulness. Anyways, these tags would certainly be a great help to me. Thanks for a great review.

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  2. Very clever garden plant markers. Metal will last forever where other materials (paper, etc.) would be ruined by weather. You did a grand job reviewing these handmade tags, Dawn Rae. Love your personal photos.

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  3. These look, and sound, like the perfect garden tags! Since I mostly container garden these days, I do have trouble remember what I planted where. That is especially important with bulbs. I definitely need some sturdy garden tags that will endure intense weather from season to season. It would sure be great to have some that would last for years. Thank you Dawn!

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  4. Love the tags, love the review! Seems that I'm not the only one who's forgetful about what is planted where, so that makes me feel good. :) But what a perfect solution! They're pretty in the pictures and the quality of the garden tags sounds excellent. I think they'd make fabulous gifts for other gardeners, too. How about adding a tag with the gift of a plant, even a tree, for a new homeowner? Love that idea!

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  5. Great review of a very useful product! Garden tags to the rescue!

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  6. what a creative and useful tip - never ever thought of something like this - my perennials are limited so am able to stay on top of it, but someone with a lot of variety could really use this. great way to remember all about the plants - terrific gift idea as you said.

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  7. Those are nice-looking tags. I can see why having permanent tags would be good for trees and shrubs that last a long time. Not quite so necessary for annuals.

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  8. Great timing as I have been shopping for custom metal tags. Thanks for providing me with your source. A review with just the right kind of information and personalized recommendation.

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  9. He is so creative. Always admire his work.

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