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: Philodendron "Florida Beauty" Daniel Mosquin, May 24, 2017 at 9:35 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. Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

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      Latest: Magnolia grandiflora Anna Kadlec, May 24, 2017 at 3:50 PM
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    2. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Blue-eyed Mary? Hmm. tbransco, May 26, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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    3. Pacific Northwest Workshops and Events

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      Latest: Hardy Palm Society May 20, 2017 Plant Sale pmurphy, May 24, 2017 at 11:40 AM
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    4. 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: can someone please identify this plant. greenvy, May 26, 2017 at 11:01 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: Hibiscus Fungus Frog, May 19, 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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      Latest: sand cherry wilting chimera, May 23, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    2. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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      Latest: 26 May 2017 Tempeh Durgan, May 26, 2017 at 9:03 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: Toxicity? T square, May 21, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    5. Herbs for the Kitchen

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    1. Maples

      Acer - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: The best fertilizer for Japanese maples JT1, May 26, 2017 at 8:03 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: Cedar hedge planted last November dying. Michael F, May 24, 2017 at 5:03 PM
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    3. Ornamental Cherries

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Shirofugen or Shogetsu? wcutler, May 18, 2017
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    4. Araceae

      Aroids - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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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 Evelyn Combs, May 9, 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: Jacaranda in Vancouver? Willard, May 22, 2017 at 8:51 AM
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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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      Latest: Help please, plant leaf turning black. Daniel Mosquin, May 24, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    12. Cacti and Succulents

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      Latest: how long??? Daniel Mosquin, May 24, 2017 at 9:20 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: Beautiful Yucca Daniel Mosquin, May 26, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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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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      Latest: Photo display problems Daniel Mosquin, May 24, 2017 at 8:38 AM
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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: Photos from phone wcutler, May 15, 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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