QR-coded interactive plant tags have become more common in recent years at public gardens. Visitors can download a QR code reader on their smart phone and scan the tag to get more details. Muddy Boots Plant Tags takes this to a higher level for gardeners by making the QR-coded plant tag access information that the gardener has input about the plant (including pictures, journal notes, where the plant came from and so forth).
This is an excerpt from an article at Fine Gardening about QR-coded interactive plant tags:
We’re starting to see QR (Quick Response) codes popping up everywhere. They’re small printed squares filled with a unique pattern of black and white pixels, like a petri dish experiment gone wild. Download one of many free apps to your smart phone (I like QRReader), hold it in front of the square, and the next thing you know, you’re at the product’s website.
I tried out my iPhone app at the Bloom IQ booth when the Spring California Pack Trials came to Santa Barbara last March. The event, directed at horticulture industry professionals and designers, spreads from San Diego to the Bay Area, allowing plant-related businesses show their products to industry buyers. A nanosecond after scanning a Bloom IQ QR code, I found myself at the company’s website. It’s a fabulous resource for any gardener, helping them learn everything they need to know about a potential plant purchase before they say, “I do” to a bridal wreath spirea.