Repurposed for the Garden: Flag Highlighter

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When the folks behind this product sat down to envision a highlighter/post-it flag hybrid, I hardly think they knew they were creating a useful tool for gardeners. Students, office managers, and anal retentive note takers? They’re the obvious users.

But I’d bet they didn’t know that around about midwinter gardeners everywhere are kicking back with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, a stack of seed catalogs, a highlighter, and a brick of post-it flags. Preferably while lounging on the john, in the tub, or on long bus rides.

You’ve just made a mental note to avoid touching other gardeners’ seed catalogs in the future.

Or maybe it’s just me. And maybe only I think this is the best gardening tool there ever was! When I saw this in the store last night I didn’t care that I had already marked up most of the 2010 catalogs. I didn’t care that it probably just boils down to a convenience tool and that I could buy a larger quantity of post-it flags and a trio of assorted highlighters for roughly the same price ($4.25). This tool would revolutionize all of my future seed buying plans or just make me really happy while doing it.

And it has. I only wish I had splurged for the 3-pack so I could gift one to a friend.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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13 thoughts on “Repurposed for the Garden: Flag Highlighter

  1. So funny, I just went through some books with one of these highlighter/post-it flag hybrids. I got two really great canning books from a second hand book store and have been flagging recipes I want to try this year. So handy!

  2. I’m a tub girl myself – with cucumber and melon bubblebath – and a glass of red wine. I am not sure what gets accomplished but it is very satisfying in Jan, Feb, March…

  3. Oh sure, feed my Staples, Sharpies, magazine/catalogue 3-hole binder spines, printer ink cartridges, label-maker tape…

  4. Hilarious! I am so addicted to these things… they’re great for cooking magazines to flag all the things I want to try!

  5. I also have a addition on the “office supply”genre kinda stuff notebooks, pens, paper etc, etc, etc

  6. Couldn’t agree more about the best way to enjoy seed catalogs. I only get two, currently, so I’m very curious to know which ones everyone else gets. I need more for next year!

  7. i love this post! also that you are marking up the seed saver’s exchange catalog, which i recognized in a heartbeat. wading through the bulletin and organizing my letters to fellow seed savers is one of the most wonderful times of the year!

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