The metal tag is the "Heavy-duty Rose Label" from Paw Paw Everlast Label Company. The wire stand goes through the label part, so there's no way it can fall off and get lost.
I use a DecoColor paint marker to write the information on my labels. You can buy these paint markers at just about any craft store. Do NOT use a Sharpie Marker! Sharpie is ink, and it will weather away and fade within a year. The paint marker is just that, PAINT, and it will stay on the label pretty much forever.
As an extra bit of insurance, I also write the information in pencil on the back of the label. One can't be TOO safe, don't ya know.
With all of the roses labeled, visitors know what they are looking at ... and they don't have to run around to find me to ask. It's also a lot better for me, too, so I don't have to dig out my planting plan to ID a rose with a faded tag.
(That fresh mulch in the background of some of these photos represents what I've been up to for the past couple of days. It's nothing monumental, but I think it will be a big improvement. I will show it to you tomorrow, after I'm finished. Stay tuned.)
P.S. The plumber gave us good news on the possibility of adding water to the Shack. Now it's a matter of checking out a few more things, deciding whether or not we want to do it, and figuring out how much it will cost. (Don't know about the Shack? Click HERE to read what we're doing with the renovation of this little building.)