Douglas Justice's blog topic for this month is "Where are the flowers?" - see September 2014 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden, in which he discusses the dilemma of botanical gardens' wanting to attract visitors who bring in money yet needing to justify the cost of maintaining expensive floral displays. Douglas mentions the interpretive signage and the smartphone tours. Here's an example of the QR tag for the Prehistoric Plants tour, posted in front of the Ginkgo biloba. I was with someone in August who had a data plan and was able to let me hear the tour on her phone. Without internet access, next best is to follow through at home by keying in the URL under the QR code: goo.gl/WO6s8. I think it should bring up the sound clip, but on my computer it brings up a text document but no sound. I did find the page for the sound clips: ubcgarden The sound clip for the Ginkgo is in this group: Prehistoric Plant Tour I didn't photograph many flowers last week, but here are some flower buds on Eucalyptus parvula.