Grower's Supplies

All Supplies will be shipped on receipt of order for $5.50 extra postage due to weight, otherwise with your bulb order.
The devil is in the details!
One of the challenges of growing daffodils is keeping their markers intact and legible for many years.
Below are some of the solutions that have worked well for us.

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Vinyl Seedling, bulb or Pot Labels
Vinyl Seedling, bulb or Pot Labels
Vinyl Seedling, bulb or Pot Labels -
These are NOT the usual “disposable”, cheap, styrene plastic labels sold in most stores, garden centers and catalogs. The labels offered are die cut from heavy gauge vinyl that will last. Vinyl plastic does not become brittle and degrade nearly as quickly when exposed to the sun. These are ideal for labeling pots and for labeling daffodil seedlings. When written on with a soft pencil or grease marker, the label will remain legible and intact for four or five seasons. They’ll last even longer if buried. Great for long term plantings. Five inches long by one inch wide. I’ve found out the hard way that the popular, supposedly, indelible ink pens will still fade away after two seasons of sun exposure. Trust me, use a soft pencil, (see below) or a paint pen. These high quality labels are very hard to find. A perennial best seller.
Bundle of 100 labels, $ 10.50 or 500 labels, $49.00
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12 inch long Heavy Field Stakes
12 inch long Heavy Field Stakes
12 inch long Heavy Field Stakes -
Injection molded, 3/16" thick and twelve inches long. Lasts for ten plus seasons when used as a field marker. Ideal for either clumps or rows. Highly legible for years when written on with black paint pens, paint, and Horticultural Marking Pencils, (see below). Used here and by many other growers for years.
Bundle of fifty. $16.00
$ 16.00
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Thick styrene, injection molded with hole, labels
Thick styrene, injection molded with hole, labels
Thick styrene, injection molded with hole, labels -
4 7/8" long and 1/8" thick (125mm x 2mm) with a pre-punched hole which may be used to wire these thick labels to shrubs, trees, and or field wires. We learned of these from Dave Karnstedt. He buried these completely next to his 12" field stakes(see above) as insurance against broken or damaged field stakes. A wise policy in my opinion. Easily lasted a decade and more when completely buried. Lasts seven to ten seasons in full, year round sun. Again, these work well with paint pens or pencils.
$8.50 per 100
$ 8.50
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“Disposable”, cheap, styrene plastic labels
“Disposable”, cheap, styrene plastic labels
“Disposable”, cheap, styrene plastic labels -
Several of you mentioned that you would like inexpensive garden labels listed and that they were hard to find as well as expensive. These are standard styrene labels. They are very inexpensive by the thousand. Standard 5/8” wide by 5” long in white. The prices are well below those charged by garden centers and discount mass merchants.
Bundle of 100 labels, $3.25 each, 3 bundles minimum; or box of 1000, $28.50
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Paint Pens
Paint Pens
Paint Pens -
Discount chains of auto parts stores used to be the place to get these hard to find “paint pens”. Last years price raise on auto touch up paint pens to well above $10.00 each at retail spurred me to find a wholesale source. I was successful and the pens we offer contain a high quality, quick drying, black touch up enamel. Designed specifically for horticultural applications, the enamel is fade resistant and is perfect for either styrene or vinyl labels. Available in “fine point” only.
$7.50 each or 3 for $20.00
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Horticultural Marking Pencil
Horticultural Marking Pencil
Horticultural Marking Pencil -
This pencil was recommended to me several years ago by a Nurseryman friend in Europe. He was right, they are superior to anything else I’ve ever used. They are honest to goodness imported from the Czech Republic. Mined from one of the worlds oldest graphite mines.. The best way I can describe it is as a blend of an artists pencil, grease pencil, and a soft #1 graphite pencil. Waterproof, legible, doesn’t fade, will write on glass, metal, china, wood, styrene and vinyl. I know it’s hard to get excited about a pencil, but if you’ve had trouble with faded, illegible labels, these will please you.
$4.50 each or 3 for $11.00
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