I've written name tags on popsicle sticks, on plastic tags, and even on strips of venetian blinds. Eventually they all wear off.
This time I tried something new. Indelible ink on pieces of white cotton cloth that can easily be placed on stakes or cages or wire clothes hangers.
The best thing about these tags is they are up closer to eye level where I can read them easily. In the ground, the lush greenery eventually covers them up and the same holds true for just about any plant.
Let's see if this new method works for me. I'll keep you posted.
I really could use a laundry marker, but didn't have one.