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: How to care for windmill palm? Ron B, Aug 4, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Streptocarpella wcutler, Aug 5, 2022 at 2:18 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: How small can a flower get... wcutler, Jul 26, 2022
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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. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: White water lily range mimmo, Jul 25, 2022
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    2. Pacific Northwest Workshops and Events

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    3. Pacific Northwest Plant Swaps and Meetups

      Plan plant swaps or arrange meetups! (registered members only)
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      Latest: Oak Sapling Garryoak meadows, Feb 25, 2022
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    1. Plants: Identification

      Plant identification questions not covered by specific areas.
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      Latest: Are these all Crocosmia ? David Tang, Aug 7, 2022 at 7:44 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, Jul 17, 2022
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    6. Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy

      The names and classification of plants.
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      Latest: Siam oak? Laurence G. Cousins, Jul 25, 2022
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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: Asian Giant Hornet update wcutler, Jul 25, 2022
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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: The Stinkhorn, and other Ze Frank videos allelopath, Aug 6, 2022 at 1:20 AM
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    5. Plants with Spores (Ferns, Mosses, et al.)

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      Latest: Fern? ID requested. wcutler, Jul 25, 2022
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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: Raspberry issue - new forum member HoseDragger, Aug 8, 2022 at 7:56 AM
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    2. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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      Latest: 5 August 2022 Garlic Harvest Sulev, Aug 5, 2022 at 9:28 PM
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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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      Latest: Need Valiant Grape Back to Nature, Jul 5, 2022
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    4. Citrus

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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 shirasawanum 'Junihitoe' emery, Aug 9, 2022 at 6:32 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: Monkey Puzzled Ron B, Aug 5, 2022 at 4:57 PM
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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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    5. Magnoliaceae

      Magnolias and relatives - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Speed up magnolia growth? Ron B, Feb 8, 2022
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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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    8. Fagaceae (beeches, oaks, etc.)

      Beeches, oaks, stone oaks, chestnuts and other members of the beech family.
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    9. Orchidaceae (orchids)

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    10. Outdoor Tropicals

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      Latest: Brown spot on my palms? Junglekeeper, Apr 17, 2022
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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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      Latest: Desert rose Rxfrank, Jul 7, 2022
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    12. Cacti and Succulents

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      Latest: Plant ID, please Pcbayou, Jul 9, 2022
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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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      Latest: Indoor plant shelf Daniel Mosquin, May 21, 2022
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    1. Talk about UBC Botanical Garden

      Share your photos! Talk about your visit!
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      Latest: August 2022 in the garden - flowers everywhere wcutler, Aug 6, 2022 at 12:09 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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    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: Test Pcbayou, Jun 27, 2022
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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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