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: Venus flytraps in Canada? Junglekeeper, Apr 24, 2019 at 10:24 PM
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Is this a type of Yucca? Junglekeeper, Apr 24, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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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: Lamium Margot, Apr 24, 2019 at 8:52 PM
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    2. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Central/Northern BC plant id request pt 2 Georgia Strait, Apr 23, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    3. Pacific Northwest Workshops and Events

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    4. Pacific Northwest Plant Swaps and Meetups

      Plan plant swaps or arrange meetups! (registered members only)
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    1. Plants: Identification

      Plant identification questions not covered by specific areas.
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      Latest: ID for tree in bloom Hulio, Apr 23, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    2. Plants: Science and Cultivation

      Botany, horticulture, botanical gardens, practical training, higher education, and more.
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      Latest: Daffodil fragrance Margot, Mar 13, 2019
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    3. Plants: In the News

      Media stories about plants and closely-related topics.
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      Latest: The Incredible, Edible… Straw? wcutler, Apr 24, 2019 at 11:15 PM
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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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      Latest: Knotweed, Roundup and Native Plants Daniel Mosquin, Apr 23, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    6. Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy

      The names and classification of plants.
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      Latest: Bignonia or Dolichandra? RAC.Hawaii, Oct 31, 2018
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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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      Latest: Larix laricina Daniel Mosquin, Apr 18, 2019
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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: Wonder if they are all Xanthoria polycarpa David Tang, Apr 24, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    5. Botany Photo of the Day Submissions

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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: 24 April 2019 Tomato Trellis Durgan, Apr 24, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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      Latest: Concord Grapes bteddy1, Apr 1, 2019
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    4. Citrus

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      Latest: Sources of CITRUS ICHANGENSIS in US? SoCal2warm, Apr 20, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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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: Spring photos 2019 Harcuvar, Apr 24, 2019 at 11:35 PM
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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: Western Conifers In The Midwest JT1, Apr 24, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    3. Ornamental Cherries

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Cherries in Vancouver wcutler, Apr 23, 2019 at 10:54 PM
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    4. Araceae

      Aroids - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Help ID lovely philodendron? WistyFish, Apr 11, 2019
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    5. Magnoliaceae

      Magnolias and relatives - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Need help identifying magnolia Douglas Justice, Apr 24, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    6. Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)

      Rhododendrons, heaths, arbutus, and other members of the heath family.
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      Latest: Big Leaf Blooms Bill, Apr 14, 2019
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    7. Cornus (dogwoods)

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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: Help with Orchid Dingy, Feb 21, 2019
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    10. Outdoor Tropicals

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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: Ponytail not healthy - help! Junglekeeper, Apr 20, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    12. Cacti and Succulents

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    1. Japanese Gardens

      Design and appreciation of Japanese gardens. Also, outdoor Japanese gardening techniques.
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    2. Small Space Gardening

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    1. Talk about UBC Botanical Garden

      Share your photos! Talk about your visit!
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      Latest: Ornamental Cherries at UBCBG 2019 wcutler, Apr 20, 2019 at 11:09 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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    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. How to Use the Forums

      Links to forum help, tips and guides.
      Post comments and questions about help topics.
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    2. 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: Add media wcutler, Apr 8, 2019
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  2. Archives (no new threads, no replies)

    Archives of old forums.
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    1. Archived Events

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    2. 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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    3. Woody Plants

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    4. Poaceae

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

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    6. Garden Design and Plant Suggestions

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    7. Plant Propagation

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

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

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    10. Vines and Climbers

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

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    12. Groundcovers

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

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

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