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Garden Graveyard

August 15th, 2011 by Cobwebs

Herb TombstoneHere’s a head-smackingly brilliant idea: Plant markers shaped like tombstones.

Instructables user PenfoldPlant had access to a laser cutter, so his instructions focus on cutting the little headstones out of acrylic. If you don’t have a laser cutter handy there are numerous other ways to do this, depending on your skillset and budget. Possibilities include 3-D fabrication using a service like Shapeways, sculpting in ceramic, carving from wood or stone, or using plain ol’ polymer clay.

Some of the pretty detail work and fine lines might be rather time-consuming to do by hand, but even much simpler designs would still be striking in the garden. In particular I like the clever little mottoes, with the parsley’s Latin inscription including its taxonomic name and the cilantro being declared a friend to salsa.

(via Cat Winterfox)

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