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Feb 24, 2012 4:02 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I can usually find the industrial sharpies at an office supply store. Last time I got some I ordered a box of them from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-Industrial-Permanent-Markers-1...

For permanent garden markers, the very best method I've found is to use Avery Clear Laser Labels. If you swipe each zinc marker quickly with alcohol to get it squeaky clean, these labels will stick perfectly, and you'll be able to read the lettering for years. I don't think I've had any fade yet, and I've had some out there for probably 5 years now. Any other "labeling tape" I've tried fades under my garden conditions, sometimes in just 1 season.

I sometimes jot notes in pencil on the back side of the label, and that seems to stay legible also.

For new plants, I've been trying to put a window-blind tag (written with industrial sharpie) buried with every plant, because sometimes my markers get moved or lost. It's especially useful for plants I might want to dig/divide/share.
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