Stakes, As Found Art

Delaminated Wood
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A stake used to label plants had suffered through too many rains. It was gradually delaminating and opening as if it wanted to become a flower.


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Store Provided
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When a plant was purchased at a home improvement center, or at a garden center, it was usually provided with a stake that described the plant. This particular stake labeled purchased ground cover.


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Wooden Stake Waited
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A wooden stake leaned against a recycling bin. This stake had been used before and now stood waiting to be used again.


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Marked Water
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A tall, highly visible stake marked irrigation water access. This particular stake was used to prevent tree pruners from accidentally breaking the water access.


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Plastic Stake
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We converted to plastic stakes, because the wooden ones delaminated. This particular stake indicated that we had planted crocus flowers in front of ground cover.


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Writing Faded
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Another problem with wooden label stakes was that the lettering on them faded over time and became illegible.


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Bright Yellow
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A bright yellow tent peg was used to mark water access. This helped prevent tree pruners and playing children from breaking that water access.


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