Family Fun - Making Garden Rock Plant Markers
So why not try making these garden rock plant markers – you can head outside just long enough to get a lungful of fresh air, then head straight back inside to warm those toes up!
Like any other plant markers, rock plant markers, can help you prepare for the gardening seasoning ahead.
To make your own garden rock plant markers, you will need:
- Rocks/ stones from the garden
- Colourful paints
- Paint brushes
- And, an idea of what plants you are going to grow this year
- Firstly, you may have to step out in the great outdoors for a bit, as you all search for the perfect rocks and stones for your markers. They need to be large and smooth enough to be able to write on.
- Head back indoors and get painting! Let the kids get arty by painting the stones with colours! An idea for older children could be to paint a picture of the plant you will be growing on to the stone.
- Leave to dry.
- Once dry, write or draw on the stones what you’ll be sowing this year.
This is a great way to get the kids involved in gardening – the kids will be desperate for you to sow this year’s seeds, ready for them to use their newly created rock plant markers.
The Skinny Jean Gardener, Lee Connelly, brings family and friends together in the garden with his fun podcasts and videos on social media.
Lee is proud to have featured on Blue Peter, BBC Radio 1 and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch. He has created a kitchen garden for TV presenter Jimmy Doherty, built a garden taxi for Kew Gardens Grow Wild Project and designed a show garden for the International Gardening World Cup in Japan.
You can listen to the Skinny Jean Gardener Podcast, sponsored by STIHL, every Friday morning from 6am. Visit http://www.skinnyjeangardeners.com/podcast/ for more.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE STIHL GB BLOG
Here you’ll be able to find useful seasonal advice from experts and guest writers, along with the latest news from the world of STIHL and the great outdoors.
In addition, we’ll keep you informed about our latest products and how to make the most of your tools – all so that you can make the most of your outdoor space.
If you love Christmas, then you’re sure to love indulging in a good festive light display, or getting into the spirit with a visit to Santa. In recent years, many gardens around the country have upped their festive game and... Read more →
RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the place to be and be seen in May if you are a keen gardener. Even if you’re not very green-fingered, there is still plenty to inspire you with perfect plants and gorgeous gardens around... Read more →
For the 14 th year running, STIHL will be sponsoring the ARB Show, and we can’t wait for the annual celebration of the science of trees. It’s the 20 th anniversary of the event and it looks set to be... Read more →
We began working with expert chainsaw carver Simon O’Rourke in 2017 when he joined us at the Arb Show to do a wood carving demonstration. For us, he was an obvious choice for a partnership as he is the best... Read more →