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: Monkey Puzzle Tree Wanted Georgia Strait, Jun 12, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Where to buy sundew Junglekeeper, Jun 12, 2021 at 7:55 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 Georgia Strait, Jun 12, 2021 at 8:44 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: Help with our zone please. Keith Elliott, Jun 12, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    2. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: ID please (?Polemoniaceae) and fern Trevor Blogg, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:39 PM
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    3. Pacific Northwest Workshops and Events

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      Latest: Events Daniel Mosquin, Apr 8, 2021
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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: Oak Sapling DavidB52, May 30, 2021
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    1. Plants: Identification

      Plant identification questions not covered by specific areas.
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      Latest: Help identifying bush wcutler, Jun 13, 2021 at 12:43 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: How to read a binary key? Sulev, Jun 13, 2021 at 2:06 AM
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    3. Plants: In the News

      Media stories about plants and closely-related topics.
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      Latest: Power outage at Bloedel Conservatory Georgia Strait, Jun 7, 2021 at 7:56 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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    6. Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy

      The names and classification of plants.
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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: Plants of the North Shuswap. Margot, Jun 12, 2021 at 9:27 PM
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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: Biotextiles: Sustainable style. togata57, Jun 12, 2021 at 4:26 PM
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    5. Plants with Spores (Ferns, Mosses, et al.)

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      Latest: What is this weed Margot, Jun 1, 2021
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    6. 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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      Latest: pruning and culling your apple tree Otto Bjornson, Jun 10, 2021 at 9:33 AM
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    2. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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      Latest: 9 June 2021 Mulching Tomato Plants Durgan, Jun 9, 2021 at 1:26 PM
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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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      Latest: 2nd year Himrod vine pruning vitog, May 29, 2021
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    4. Citrus

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    5. Herbs for the Kitchen

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      Latest: Looking for Pandanus Amaryllifolius yatyat, Jun 8, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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    1. Maples

      Acer - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Maples Reference Books BA006, Jun 13, 2021 at 1:01 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: evergreen plant id tree id Ron B, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:11 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: Any info on Anthurium villenaorum? Sean_G, Jun 10, 2021 at 12:32 AM
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    5. Magnoliaceae

      Magnolias and relatives - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Magnolia tripetala wcutler, Jun 5, 2021
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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’s wrong with my Dogwood? Margot, Jun 12, 2021 at 9:10 PM
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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: Red Oak Start Issue Dr. Green Thumb, Jun 12, 2021 at 1:38 PM
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    9. Orchidaceae (orchids)

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    10. Outdoor Tropicals

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      Latest: Japanese banana Hrvoje Kovac, Jun 8, 2021 at 6:28 AM
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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: Saguaro stress-bloom. togata57, May 29, 2021
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    1. Japanese Gardens

      Design and appreciation of Japanese gardens. Also, outdoor Japanese gardening techniques.
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      Latest: Japanese Garden in the North Shuswap. Keith Elliott, Jun 12, 2021 at 5:59 AM
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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: Cactus flowers - a riot of colour wcutler, Jun 13, 2021 at 1:03 AM
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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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      Latest: Taiwania cryptomerioides Michael F, Apr 24, 2021
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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.
      Post comments and questions about help topics.
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    3. 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: copy link wcutler, May 18, 2021
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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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      Latest: Pushing the limits of cold gardening!!! Geert, Jun 9, 2021 at 1:20 PM
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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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