Friday, June 22, 2012

Garden Row Markers

Every year we have a garden, even though we tend to have issues with certain vegetables. Corn, onions, tomatoes... but we keep trying. We don't usually mark the rows, but last year I painted the names of the plants on sticks and stuck them in the ground. This year I decided to do something different. We have a huge stack of pavers out back, so I dug some out and grabbed some acrylic paint. 

The plan initially was to draw the vegetable on the paver, and then add the name. But I wanted the kids (well, Layla) to help, and that was a little tricky for her. 

Of course Morgan had to help, too. So we decided to just paint the entire top of the paver the color of the vegetable it would go with.

It took a little while with those small brushes, but we eventually got them all painted. 

Here they are!

Just for fun, I decided to make a rainbow colored one to go in our flower garden. 

Once they were dry, I painted on the name of the veggie. 

Once they were totally dry, I sprayed them with a few coats of  polyurethane to help protect them. Then I just placed them at the end of each row.

And the good thing about these is that they can be saved and reused, year after year. Did you plant anything this year?

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Rose said...

I love these row markers - especially the rainbow colored one!

Tracy Suzanne said...

That's so cute and smart. Hope ya'll are drowning over there.

Have a great night…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute


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