Quick tip from the idea file: photograph your plant tags; both sides. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Use your cell phone, if it has a camera. The great thing is, it will be time- and date-stamped, so you’ll always know when you made your purchase.
You could then create a photo file exclusively of plant tags, so you’ll remember things like mature size and cultural requirements.
Photographing the information means that, no matter what size or shape your plant tags are, they are now standardized and easy to store. They’ll eventually disintegrate if you leave them on the plant.
At a garden club meeting recently, the speaker had this to say about plant tags: If the plant lives, the plant tag is sure to disappear; if it dies, the plant tag will hang around forever. Now you need never worry. You’re covered either way.