Getting Back To The Basics

A place to show the changes in our yard, our garden, our home, and our life.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wine Cork Garden Labels

I saw this idea somewhere on the internet and decided to run with it.  It basically involves wine corks as the label and bamboo skewers as the support that goes into the ground.

I managed to snag a bunch of corks from some friends and family who had been saving them up for various reasons. I had a bunch of bamboo skewers already so the whole thing was a no-brainer. Basically you write the plant label in permanent marker, then shove the cork on the sharp end of the skewer. Then go out and put them in your yard!

I put in the skewer at an angle so that the words would be looking upwards a little, since we'll be peering down on the plants and labels, so it'll make viewing the labels a little easier.

Dogwood Tree (Sadius Maximus Arborus): May destroy nearby vegetation and tennis balls.
(Ignore the huckleberry label. It ruins the joke)

Out in the yard - looks nice! The skewers can go in deep, holding it firmly in place.

Many thanks to Leanna and my Aunt Jeanene for giving up their wine corks :)

1 comment:

K-Koira said...

That ended up looking really nice.