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: Cicadas Acerholic, Sep 18, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Palms in the greenhouse bihai, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:21 AM
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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..... scilover, Sep 17, 2020 at 7:56 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: Are Crickets Territorial? Margot, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:47 AM
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    2. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Wildflower around whistler Puddleton, Sep 14, 2020 at 12:32 PM
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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.) Georgia Strait, Sep 14, 2020 at 6:31 PM
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    1. Plants: Identification

      Plant identification questions not covered by specific areas.
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      Latest: ID please aramy699, Sep 17, 2020 at 3:46 PM
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    2. Plants: Science and Cultivation

      Botany, horticulture, botanical gardens, practical training, higher education, and more.
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    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: Our manicured lawns Acerholic, Sep 14, 2020 at 12:41 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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    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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      Latest: Lichen along river bank in Southern England Acerholic, Sep 18, 2020 at 4:55 AM
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    5. Botany Photo of the Day Submissions

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      Latest: Digitalis purpurea Acerholic, Sep 15, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    1. Fruit and Nut Trees

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: How to ripen/store apples? Acerholic, Sep 8, 2020
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    2. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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      Latest: Growing Strawberries? Fleeance, Sep 17, 2020 at 10:19 PM
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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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    4. Citrus

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      Latest: Yellow Spots on Lemon Leaves Will B, Sep 9, 2020
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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: Acer palmatum 'Bi hoo' Houzi, Sep 18, 2020 at 6:19 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: ID trees please Michael F, Sep 13, 2020 at 12:28 PM
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    3. Ornamental Cherries

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: What variety are these Prunus? Ron B, Aug 23, 2020
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    4. Araceae

      Aroids - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Anyone growing Anthurium cutucuense? bihai, Sep 18, 2020 at 4:31 AM
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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: My rhododendron is sick Margot, Sep 10, 2020
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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 Acerholic, Sep 4, 2020
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    9. Orchidaceae (orchids)

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      Latest: Hooded coral root hiking Pat, Sep 11, 2020
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    10. Outdoor Tropicals

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      Latest: Palm tree dry leaves monicasanchez, Sep 7, 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: Peyote invesment mandarin, Sep 18, 2020 at 5:17 AM
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    1. Japanese Gardens

      Design and appreciation of Japanese gardens. Also, outdoor Japanese gardening techniques.
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      Latest: Chinese gardens in late fall Margot, Aug 26, 2020
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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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      Latest: Thujopsis dolobata wcutler, Sep 17, 2020 at 11:27 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. 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.
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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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