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: can I revive this Weeping willow? See Pics area201, Jun 29, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Upset spineless yucca gigantea Junglekeeper, Jun 30, 2020 at 4:56 PM
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    3. How's It Growing?

      A casual forum to keep in touch and share photos and stories of your gardens.
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      Latest: Take a walk on the wild side..... Ron B, Jul 1, 2020 at 2:35 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: Weeping tree, opposite buds wcutler, Jul 1, 2020 at 10:49 PM
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    2. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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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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      Latest: Wanted: Lemon balm (Melissa off.) ponderoni, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:30 PM
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    1. Plants: Identification

      Plant identification questions not covered by specific areas.
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      Latest: Understory plant Bobs, Jul 1, 2020 at 5:46 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: Mutant Iris Daniel Mosquin, Jun 22, 2020
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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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      Latest: Galls on Ulmus tree leaves? Arlette, Jul 1, 2020 at 1:23 AM
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    6. Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy

      The names and classification of plants.
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      Latest: Nomenclature Authorities sgbotsford, Jan 16, 2020
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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: At least it doesn't sting Acerholic, Jun 26, 2020 at 1:04 AM
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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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    5. Botany Photo of the Day Submissions

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      Latest: Showy Milkweed Feeding Yo_Jo, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:16 AM
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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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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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      Latest: Concord Grape Cutting dkozlowski, Jun 8, 2020
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    4. Citrus

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      Latest: Can I save this Meyer Lemon Tree? Kate Blair, Jun 30, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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    5. Herbs for the Kitchen

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      Latest: Spearmint Nik, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:40 AM
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    1. Maples

      Acer - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Acer palmatum 'Villa Taranto' Acerholic, Jul 2, 2020 at 2:30 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: spruce tree Sulev, Jun 30, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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    3. Ornamental Cherries

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Cherry trees of England Acerholic, Jun 17, 2020
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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: Magnolia grandiflora wcutler, Jul 1, 2020 at 10:35 PM
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    6. Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)

      Rhododendrons, heaths, arbutus, and other members of the heath family.
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    7. Cornus (dogwoods)

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      Latest: What may be the cause of this? lagr, Jun 13, 2020
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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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      Latest: Big old Oak and Beech in Vancouver West End wcutler, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:22 PM
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    9. Orchidaceae (orchids)

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      Latest: Some Cattleya orchids Acerholic, Jun 25, 2020
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    10. Outdoor Tropicals

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      Latest: Windmill Palm in Oklahoma TrachyOK, Jun 12, 2020
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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: Gollum Jade Eric La Fountaine, Jun 28, 2020 at 8:30 AM
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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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    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. Forum Announcements and Feedback

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    2. How to Use the Forums

      Links to forum help, tips and guides.
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    3. The Test Bed

      Experiment with posting and the forum tools.
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      Latest: Add media wcutler, Apr 9, 2020
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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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