How to mark places for bulbs

Pamela CollinsMay 10, 2014


I need a way to mark my beds NOW so I can remember where I want to add bulbs in the Fall. Any ideas??


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
steve22802(7a VA)

Check out the link below to an Instructable I created which shows how to make bulb location markers. You may want to use a little thicker aluminum. Some of mine have torn over time.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to make durable plant markers

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 9:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Pamela Collins

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the idea!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 8:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Golf tees.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 7:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You could also take photos and then label the photos. These tips are also good for when you want to identify where they are growing, so you'll remember it when you have to re-arrange the garden bed area.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 11:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
beesneeds(zone 6)

If you want to mark your beds where you want to ADD bulbs later, use recycled soup or other food cans.
Make sure you clean them out first, then just shove the open end of the can down into the ground over where you want the bulb to be later.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 4:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Laura twixanddud(5b MI)

I use tall golf tees in some areas and small rocks in other areas - with the rocks, a bigger rock means I want to add a group of daffs there, a group of five small rocks means I want to plant a group of crocus. Both of these methods work well for me in uncrowded flower beds.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 2:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

I bought black round stones and exterior paint markers and drew names on them and placed them at the base of the plant. I'm not sure how well the paint will hold up but I figure even if it wears off, I'll still have a marker there telling me there's something planted. :o)

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

good ideas, & I love the 'personalized' ('plantalized'?) rocks!

My neighbor gave me a box full of teeny little terra cotta pots that she had bought for a craft project that she never got around to doing.

They're about 1" across the top.

I push them into the ground where I plant bulbs.

You could paint them or personalize them like the rocks.

If you do paint them, use a sealer coat on the raw terra cotta & let it dry overnight to keep your lettering from running together.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 11:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Great idea with the rocks.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 5:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

Thank you both. It was a really fun and cheap project. I need a lot more though!! :)

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 3:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Hipeastrum papilio x H.Donau
After repeated and many unsuccessfull crossbreeding...
Tulips - Darwin Hybrid Pride grp
I am thrilled with the colors. Amazed they are blooming...
Phaedranassa dubia
Hi all, I bought this bulb couple of months ago. It...
pushkinia, scillas, aka chionodoxa, muscari. what nice...
Will my (most likely) forced tulips ever flower again?
I bought some potted tulips in Feb. '14. I transplanted...
Amy Biondolillo
Sponsored Products
Campania International Ribbit The Frog Cast Stone Garden Statue - A-448-AL
$59.99 | Hayneedle
Madrid Leather Storage Ottoman in Art Red
Van Teal Run Away Chrome 32" High Black Table Lamp
Euro Style Lighting
Bow Matte Black 16-Inch One Light Pendant with Blue Italian Glass
$235.40 | Bellacor
Black Trim Miranda Power-Loomed Rug
$29.99 | zulily
4-Light Pendant Blacksmith
Masiero Lighting | Botero Wall Sconce
Super Duty Casa Sorrento 46" Tall Bronze LED Landscape Light
$89.95 | Lamps Plus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™