UBC Botanical Garden Forums

    1. HortForum

      For gardening and plant questions not covered by any other open forums below.
      Unsure where to ask your question? Ask it here!
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      Latest: Overgrown Laurel Hedge HigherGroundJess, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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  1. Pacific Northwest of North America

    Discuss plants and gardening issues specific to BC, WA, and OR (and sometimes neighbouring places).
    1. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Cow parsnip? Nawehctaksas, Apr 18, 2017
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    2. Pacific Northwest Workshops and Events

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      Latest: Vancouver Park Board Tree Sale Junglekeeper, Apr 24, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    3. Pacific Northwest Plant Swaps and Meetups

      Plan plant swaps or arrange meetups! (registered members only)
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      Latest: Wanted: Pampas Grass pmurphy, Oct 13, 2016
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    1. Plants: Identification

      Plant identification questions not covered by specific areas.
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      Latest: Apiaceae. ID please, Maybe Ammi major? duffy, Apr 28, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    2. Plants: Science and Cultivation

      Botany, horticulture, botanical gardens, practical training, higher education, and more.
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    3. Plants: In the News

      Media stories about plants and closely-related topics.
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    4. Plants: Weblogs of Interest

      Recent entries in university extension weblogs, biodiversity weblogs and weblogs from botanical gardens other than UBC. An eclectic hodgepodge.
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    5. Plants: Conservation

      Discuss invasive plants, habitat loss, climate change, and other topics related to plant conservation.
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    6. Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy

      The names and classification of plants.
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      Latest: Myrianthus holstii Jim Tassano, Apr 10, 2017
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    1. Gardening for Backyard Biodiversity in Canada

      This forum is maintained by UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research to promote backyard biodiversity and habitats in Canada as part of the Garden's partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
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    2. Celebrate Biodiversity

      Share stories and photographs of wildlife, birds, natural areas and more.
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    3. Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers

      A forum for challenging others to answer a question with only a few clues.
      Only long-time contributors can start a new stumper, but any registered member can reply.
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      Latest: orange fruit Eric La Fountaine, Nov 18, 2014
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    4. Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds

      Identification, Appreciation, Propagation, Discussions and more!
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      Latest: Conk Identification on red alder Frog, Apr 13, 2017
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    5. Botany Photo of the Day Submissions

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      Latest: 14 June 2016 Weigela Durgan, Jun 14, 2016
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    1. Fruit and Nut Trees

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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    2. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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      Latest: 28 April 2017 Seitan Durgan, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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      Latest: Petite Jewel Grape hungryfrozencanuck, Oct 1, 2016
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    4. Citrus

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      Latest: Small yellowing of lemon seedling leaves Junglekeeper, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    5. Herbs for the Kitchen

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      Latest: growing basil seedlings HigherGroundJess, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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    1. Maples

      Acer - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: First ones to leaf out JT1, Apr 28, 2017 at 7:37 AM
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    2. Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)

      Conifers and relatives (cycads, Ginkgo and Gnetum) - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Hole in Monkey Puzzle tree trunk monkey, Apr 27, 2017 at 9:39 PM
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    3. Ornamental Cherries

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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    4. Araceae

      Aroids - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Zamioculcas baby leaves? wcutler, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    5. Magnoliaceae

      Magnolias and relatives - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Need ID of magnolia Daniel Mosquin, Mar 17, 2017
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    6. Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)

      Rhododendrons, heaths, arbutus, and other members of the heath family.
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      Latest: Arbutus Leaves Daniel Mosquin, Apr 18, 2017
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    7. Cornus (dogwoods)

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      Latest: What may be the cause of this? lagr, Mar 27, 2017
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    8. Fagaceae (beeches, oaks, etc.)

      Beeches, oaks, stone oaks, chestnuts and other members of the beech family.
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    9. Orchidaceae (orchids)

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      Latest: Recipe thanrose, Apr 9, 2017
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    10. Outdoor Tropicals

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      Latest: Palm Trees of BC wcutler, Apr 4, 2017
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    11. Caudiciforms and Pachycaul Trees

      Includes ponytail palms, Madagascar palms and desert roses (NB: these aren't true palms or roses!)
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    12. Cacti and Succulents

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      Latest: Is my cactus dying?? luciliara, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:48 AM
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    1. Japanese Gardens

      Design and appreciation of Japanese gardens. Also, outdoor Japanese gardening techniques.
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      Latest: My new Japanese styled garden JT1, Dec 2, 2015
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    2. Small Space Gardening

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      Latest: Latimer Garden - DIY? thanrose, Mar 22, 2017
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    1. Talk about UBC Botanical Garden

      Share your photos! Talk about your visit!
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      Latest: April 2017 in the Garden wcutler, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:41 PM
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    2. Photographs

      Pics of UBC BG plants, events and people. You can post your photos of UBC BG in the "Talk about UBC Botanical Garden" forum.
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      Latest: Eucalyptus coccifera Delvi83, Nov 3, 2015
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    3. Davidsonia

      Discuss articles from the Davidsonia - A Journal of Botanical Garden Science.
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      Latest: Carrierea Calycina wcutler, Jul 31, 2013
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    1. Forum Announcements and Feedback

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    2. How to Use the Forums

      Links to forum help, tips and guides.
      Post comments and questions about help topics.
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    3. The Test Bed

      Experiment with posting and the forum tools.
      Do note that other forum members cannot reply to your posts in The Test Bed.
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      Latest: Need a button name wcutler, Mar 31, 2017
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  2. Archives (no new threads, no replies)

    Archives of old forums.
    Only available to be read by registered forum members.
    1. Garden Pest Management and Identification

      UBC Botanical Garden advocates the use of Integrated Pest Management.
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      Latest: Rat bait Mortoni57, Aug 22, 2015
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    2. Woody Plants

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    3. Poaceae

      Grasses, including bamboos.
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      Latest: Moso Bamboo Ron B, Jul 24, 2014
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    4. Rosa (roses)

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    5. Garden Design and Plant Suggestions

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    6. Plant Propagation

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      Latest: Fire And Ice Heliconia seeds dlanclos, Sep 13, 2015
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    7. Soils, Fertilizers and Composting

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      Latest: Seaweed in the garden? Margaret, Apr 14, 2014
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    8. Organic Gardening

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    9. Vines and Climbers

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      Latest: Best way to kill Wisteria ostmark, Aug 29, 2015
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    10. Hibiscus

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    11. Groundcovers

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      Latest: Ellisiophyllum pinnatum jantie, Jun 5, 2013
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    12. Photography and Art

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      Latest: Perigee Moon Shots Hartley Botanic, Feb 17, 2010
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    13. Conversations

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