Garden Tags

Each plant tag is linked to a dedicated web page by a QR code* to provide information about frost sensitivity, watering preferences, bloom times and special values like nectar plant, host plant, bird nesting habitat, hummingbird attractor or native bee favorite.

The plastic tag holder allows me to document specifics about a plant, like hybrid name.

*Each tag has a QR code that links to a dedicated page with more info. (You can try it now – open the Camera on your smart phone and focus on the QR code – when your phone displays text, click on it.)

A list of planned tags is provided at the bottom of this page.

Note: Older phones may require you to use a QR Code Scanner app.

Alternate mounting method.

If you’re interested in purchasing engraved aluminum garden tags, please let me know via the Contact Us link. We don’t currently have an online store 🙂

Production Process

To make it possible to produce plant tags for sale I created a “jig” that holds 50 tags.

I create a file with each ordered tag in a corresponding slot, send it to the laser and the engraving begins. It takes 7 hours to engrave 50 tags.

Afterwards I hand wash each tag to remove residue.

Total time from setup to cleaned tags is 8 hours.

Over time we’ll be expanding our tag categories to include helpful reminders and also butterflies, bees and other insects.

Plants by Common Name

Note: I’m still creating a detailed web page for some of these tags- it will take some time before they’re all completed, but let me know if you’re interested in a plant that’s under construction and I’ll bump it up on the list.

MPPH – Maricopa Pollinator Pathway Host Starter Palette
MPPN – Maricopa Pollinator Pathway Nectar Starter Palette
* – Coming Soon

  • Eastern Mojave Buckwheat
  • Evening Primrose
  • False Indigo Tree
  • False Tansy Aster
  • *Fennel (Ferula vulgare) – MPPH
  • Four Wing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens) – MPPH
  • Gregg’s Mistflower
  • *Guayacan (Guaiacum coulteri)
  • Heart Leaved Hibiscus
  • *Hooker’s Evening Primrose (Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri) – MPPH
  • *Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) – MPPH
  • Ironwood (Olneya tesota) – MPPN
  • *Lupine spp – MPPH
  • Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea)
  • *Mexican Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) – MPPN
  • Mesquite Trees (Prosopis spp) – MPPH
  • *Mexican Hats (Ratibida columnifera) – MPPN
  • New Mexico Thistle
  • Oaks
  • Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) – MPPH
  • Odora
  • *Prickly Pear (Opuntia spp) – MPPN
  • Paleface Hibiscus
  • Palo Verde Trees (Parkinsonia spp) – MPPN
  • Parish’s Goldeneye (Viguiera dentata) – MPPH
  • *Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) – MPPH
  • Passion Vine (Passiflora spp) – MPPH
  • *Penstemon spp – MPPN
  • Perennial Rockcress
  • Pineleaf Milkweed
  • Pink Fairyduster (Calliandria eriophylla) – MPPH
  • *Poppies (Eschscholzia spp) – MPPN
  • Prairie Acacia
  • *Purple Threeawn (Arstida purpurea) – MPPH
  • *Rock Penstemon (Penstemon baccharifolius) – MPPN
  • Rubber Rabbitbrush
  • Rue of the Mountains
  • Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii) – MPPH
  • San Felipe Dogweed
  • *Scorpionweed (Phacelia spp) – MPPN
  • Seep Willow
  • Shrubby Deervetch
  • Shrubby Indian Mallow
  • *Side Oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula) – MPPH
  • Sonoran Kidneywood
  • Spreading Fleabane
  • Sticky Snakeweed
  • Sunflowers (Helianthus spp) – MPPN
  • Superstition Mallow (Abutilon palmeri) – MPPH
  • Sweetbush
  • Tahoka Daisy
  • Texas Sage (leucophyllum spp) – MPPH
  • *Tree Morning Glory (Ipomoea arborescens)
  • Thornbush Wolfberry
  • Triangle Leaf Bursage
  • Verbena spp – MPPH
  • Western Goldenrod
  • White Sagebrush
  • White stemmed milkweed
  • *Wildflower Area
  • Wild Petunia
  • Willow Ragwort
  • Willows
  • Wolfberries (Lycium spp) – MPPH
  • Wooly Butterfly Bush (Buddleia marrubifolia) – MPPN
  • Wright’s Buckwheat
  • Yellow Rabbitbrush
  • *Yucca spp – MPPH

Butterflies by Common Name

* – Coming Soon

*American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)