About Lark Label
Since Karl had that “lightbulb moment” and made the first Lark Labels, we have been making many innovations to that original sign.
Besides using a laser to etch into black anodized aluminum, our nameplates are black on both sides and the stakes are also black anodized rather than painted.
We were the first, and only, plant display marker company to warranty our markers for ten years.
Our Classic nameplates have rounded corners and the Lark Label Stake Anchor which helps keep your markers in YOUR garden! Our stakes have the Safety Point, which is a true point with blunted end to keep it safer.
Plants come in every color but black and white which is why we came up with our full color Spectrum markers. We can make them any size, from a small marker to a larger interpretive panel. We guarantee these not to fade or delaminate for ten years.
During our time in business, we’ve built a professional plant database of botanical Latin names. As we know these Latin names can be confusing, and change often, we spellcheck your names against our professional plant database to ensure accuracy before printing.
We developed the PlaStake for a garden that was having squirrel problems (they were chewing up the nameplates), then we discovered it keeps nameplates together when they get brittle from UV. This will get you many more years out those markers.
Our newest marker is the NameStake ideal for for rock gardens, spring ephemerals and plant containers. The plant names are imaged directly into our black stake material and are bent to your needs. The most common is so the name is horizontal to the ground so your information is right in front of the plant at ground level.
Thanks to our many faithful clients, we are one of the largest producers of plant ID markers in the US. We are committed to making sure that ordering is painless, you get a great looking and long lasting product, and that you are happy with your experience with Lark Label.
Karl Miller - Owner and Janitor
My folks grew a one acre garden with perennials and vegetables. I “helped” by pulling a few weeds, trying not to step on the good plants and taking the flowers and produce to the fair to win 4H prizes. A few years later I worked on my degree (business and horticulture) and worked in several industry jobs, private estate groundskeeper, wholesale tree nursery, bedding plant grower, landscaping and retail nursery work. Many years later after exploring other industries, I came back around to horticulture when the lightbulb went off. My favorite plant is Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick, (Corylus avellana 'Contorta') the one in my yard is now more than 8 ft across and high.
I was born and raised in Oregon near my grandparents’ farm, where my grandmother was very into gardening, both flowers and vegetables. I recall picking all kinds of fruits, vegetables and flowers throughout my life there and I believe this had a huge impact on why I love the outdoors and gardening so much. Working in this niche market has greatly broadened my knowledge with different species and varieties. My favorite flower is Tulips because I used to go to the huge, colorful tulip fields with my grandmother when I was a child. My favorite plant name is “Tiny Tortuga”, a dwarf Chelone.
Growing up on a farm I helped my dad in his pump and irrigation business. I spent my spare time outdoors, camping and hunting, but most of all riding my Harley. Having grown up in Oregon my favorite plants are Rhododendrons, but they don’t grow very well in Kansas, so I enjoy roses and viburnums.