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: Layering Soil in a Large Container dt-van, Apr 14, 2024 at 11:09 AM
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Money Tree Help Andrew Smith, Apr 14, 2024 at 5:02 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: Out and About AlainK, Apr 5, 2024
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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: 2024 Virtual Garden Tour - welcome! Acerholic, Apr 17, 2024 at 8:57 AM
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    2. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Once a Garry Oak meadow Georgia Strait, Apr 12, 2024 at 5:17 PM
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    3. Pacific Northwest Workshops, Events, and Societies

      A space for promotion of gardening- or plant-related workshops, events, and societies in the region.
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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: What is the name of this bush/shrub Daniel Mosquin, Apr 17, 2024 at 9:12 AM
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    2. Plants: Science and Cultivation

      Botany, horticulture, botanical gardens, practical training, higher education, and more.
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      Latest: Giant Scottish blueberry! togata57, Mar 16, 2024
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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: White Spruce Michael F, Feb 20, 2024
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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 scilover, Aug 17, 2020
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    4. Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds

      Identification, Appreciation, Propagation, Discussions and more!
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    5. Plants with Spores (Ferns, Mosses, et al.)

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      Latest: Broad Buckler Fern GreenLarry, Aug 10, 2023
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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: blueberry pruning Otto Bjornson, Mar 22, 2024
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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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      Latest: Grape Plant to Give Away DavidB52, Mar 12, 2024
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    4. Citrus

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    5. Herbs for the Kitchen

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      Latest: Saffron Crocus togata57, Jan 22, 2023
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    1. Maples

      Acer - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Acer palmatum 'Taylor' TY_jmple, Apr 17, 2024 at 10:51 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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    3. Ornamental Cherries

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Late Season Double-white Jacqueline Lee, Apr 14, 2024 at 1:43 AM
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    4. Araceae

      Aroids - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Zamioculcas baby leaves? wcutler, Apr 9, 2024
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    5. Magnoliaceae

      Magnolias and relatives - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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    6. Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)

      Rhododendrons, heaths, arbutus, and other members of the heath family.
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      Latest: A very blue rhododendron eric_r, Apr 14, 2024 at 4:57 AM
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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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      Latest: Ancient oaks AlainK, Aug 10, 2023
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    9. Orchidaceae (orchids)

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      Latest: Leafless Orchid Wolfram1, Apr 25, 2023
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    10. Outdoor Tropicals

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      Latest: Royal Poinciana Dying Elizkoco, Mar 16, 2024
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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: Aloe vera falling over Ron B, Jan 31, 2024
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    1. Japanese Gardens

      Design and appreciation of Japanese gardens. Also, outdoor Japanese gardening techniques.
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      Latest: Rocks for Bonsai AmphioxusCoreData, Jul 15, 2023
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    2. Small Space Gardening

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      Latest: Dwarf lilacs AlainK, Apr 14, 2024 at 5:21 PM
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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 2024 wcutler, Apr 16, 2024 at 7:49 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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    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.
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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: Coprosma brunnea Bruno FRANCOMME, Dec 29, 2021
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    14. Conversations Forum

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