Demonstration gardens will include signage about the plants and the garden, and with links to more information on the web.
Under construction. We will add how-to information to this page. For example, how to print a sign on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper using an ink jet printer, paste it on wood, and seal it to protect it from weather and UV light.
There can be signage for some plants with horticultural information, like these:
Some plants can have a simple plant tag identifying what it is. This can include creative DIY plant tags.
There should also be a sign providing an overview of the demonstration garden, maybe including a list of plants.
At least one sign, the overview of the demonstration garden, should include a website url and QR Code, pointing to more information.
More on QR Codes
More about including QR (Quick Response) codes in the signage for the demonstration gardens
The codes are easy to generate online. For example, http://www.qrstuff.com. You can create either a static or dynamic url.
A visitor to a demonstration garden could swipe the QR code on the plant sign with their smart phone, and it takes them to a web page that describes the plant they are looking at.The codes are easy to generate online. For example, http://www.qrstuff.com/. You can create either a static or dynamic url.
The following QR Code uses a static url for a demonstration garden location (The Plant Landscaping Project) http://http://chicagodemogardens.org/gardens/back-of-the-yards/the-plant/
The full url for a plant could be something like: http://chicagodemogardens.org/resources/plants/#purple_sage.
The ‘#purple_sage’ is a bookmark in the middle of the web page somewhere.
Example of Android QR code reader app: