My "Minnie" moment occurred recently as I inspected my Hamptons garden. I observed quite a few new shrubs that I planted in 2011 with their price/ID tags now prominently visible among the leafless branches. For me, it doesn't reflect boasting, but my usual eagerness to get everything planted. Stopping to take off the tags before planting might actually slow me down a few seconds.
The plastic tags are pretty harmless, but the metal wired tags can eventually bind into a shrub's bark as it grows. So it's a good practice to remove them all before the shrubs really start growing.
|$22.99 for a healthy Rosa 'Blanc Double De Coubert'|
My folder of tags is quite full these days so I need to come up with a more organized way to save these. If you have an idea, PLEASE share.
And if you're curious, the price tag on that beautiful hat above with its everlasting flowers was just $1.98. Less than the cost of a four-pack of annuals today.