I decided from Douglas Justice's June 2017 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden blog that he must have missed the garden while he was away and was just getting excited about everything. Last month we got one species (Cistus), and this month, so many things to see, including last month's Cistus, which we're expecting to put in an appearance any day. Well, Douglas started with a rose that isn't in bloom yet (he said you can't miss it, but yes you can when it's not blooming. The blog has his nice photo of this). Next to it, though, we're just looking for leaves on the rare Acer pentaphyllum. It's back from the path, and nothing really stands out, except for the ever-so-helpful maple leaf sign in bright red. Next we're to check out the pond. The bistorts (a word I've never heard) are very colourful. Fortunately for me, Douglas originally gave the name as Persicaria bistorta, having copied it from an older posting, and I did have an idea what Persicaria look like, so easily found this, but he says the current name is Bistorta officinalis 'Superba', as it says on the label. The pond area has been reconfigured - I was easily able to walk up to the Diospyros lotus, Persimmon, which I think we were never able to do before, and must be why we have never posted it. It has tiny buds.