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|
- 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
|my two customized PawPaw tags|
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