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: Trunk problem Crepe Myrtle? monkeygirl, Apr 11, 2021 at 4:21 PM
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Non-Variegated monstera with white stripe bihai, Apr 11, 2021 at 3:59 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: Virtual Garden Tour pmurphy, Apr 11, 2021 at 4:01 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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    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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      Latest: Events Daniel Mosquin, Apr 8, 2021 at 10:54 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, Variegated Monstera Deliciosa Viki, Apr 7, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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    1. Plants: Identification

      Plant identification questions not covered by specific areas.
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      Latest: yellow spring flowers Nadia White Rock, Apr 11, 2021 at 2:23 PM
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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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      Latest: Planting trees, two sides to the story. Acerholic, Apr 10, 2021 at 3:42 AM
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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: Farewell to forests. togata57, Mar 10, 2021
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    6. Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy

      The names and classification of plants.
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      Latest: Latin names of colours Margot, Mar 15, 2021
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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: Sunset fern Acerholic, Mar 31, 2021
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    6. Botany Photo of the Day Submissions

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      Latest: Digitalis purpurea scilover, Nov 18, 2020
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    1. Fruit and Nut Trees

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Fruit Trees for Apartment Dwellers Mooudn, Apr 10, 2021 at 6:39 PM
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    2. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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      Latest: 4 April 2021 Garlic Processing Durgan, Apr 7, 2021 at 3:22 PM
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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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      Latest: grape planting dannbart, Mar 7, 2021
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    4. Citrus

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    5. Herbs for the Kitchen

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      Latest: French tarragon Nik, Apr 11, 2021 at 6:09 AM
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    1. Maples

      Acer - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Cheering ourselves up with Maples Doogie, Apr 11, 2021 at 3:54 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: Ginkgo biloba 'Variegata' Acerholic, Apr 10, 2021 at 12:10 AM
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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: Please can anyone identify this plant? Tom Hulse, Apr 10, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    5. Magnoliaceae

      Magnolias and relatives - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Does this Magnolia need help? munn01, Feb 26, 2021
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    6. Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)

      Rhododendrons, heaths, arbutus, and other members of the heath family.
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      Latest: Rhododendron with striking red leaf budscales wcutler, Apr 5, 2021 at 9:08 AM
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    7. Cornus (dogwoods)

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      Latest: transplanting dogwoods Margot, Oct 14, 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: Copper vs Purple Michael F, Dec 6, 2020
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    9. Orchidaceae (orchids)

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      Latest: Pleione Margot, Apr 9, 2021 at 6:16 PM
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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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    12. Cacti and Succulents

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      Latest: Spontaneous mutation? Nik, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:51 PM
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    1. Japanese Gardens

      Design and appreciation of Japanese gardens. Also, outdoor Japanese gardening techniques.
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      Latest: Little composition Georgia Strait, Apr 5, 2021 at 12:42 PM
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    2. Small Space Gardening

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      Latest: Small garden now overplanted wcutler, Aug 7, 2020
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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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  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 Forum

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