ISSUE 46  |  Harvest

High/Low: Slate Garden Label Kits

November 16, 2012 4:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

The problem with a lot of plant markers is they’re temporary; they fade or break down when exposed to rough weather. Not so slate. Here are two of our favorite collections of durable garden labels:

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Above: A set of 20 smooth-surfaced slate markers of different sizes and shapes comes with a slate pencil. Made from castoff bits of slate from quarries in Wales, a Wood Box Set of Slate Labels is £49.50 ( or approximately $78.53 US) from Great English Outdoors.

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Above: A Nutscene Slate Marker Set, quarried in Scotland and cut by hand, comes with eight markers of different sizes and shapes, two spools of three-ply twine, and a jute sack for storing everything; $39.50 from Wiliams-Sonoma Agrarian.

For more plant markers, see Mini Blackboards for the Garden.