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    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: If a tree falls...... pinenut, Nov 6, 2021
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    2. Indoor and Greenhouse Plants

      Plant Care, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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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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  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: When to move lily bulbs (Asiatic & Oriental) wcutler, Nov 28, 2021 at 7:25 PM
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    2. Pacific Northwest Native Plants

      Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Variety of Alder Michael F, Nov 16, 2021
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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: 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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    2. Plants: Science and Cultivation

      Botany, horticulture, botanical gardens, practical training, higher education, and more.
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      Latest: import license Sulev, Nov 16, 2021
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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: Mistaken Identity Margot, Nov 29, 2021 at 12:18 AM
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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: Lake Manitoba shows off rare ice formations wcutler, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:25 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: Toxic or not? Ask 'Poisons Help'. Daniel Mosquin, Nov 29, 2021 at 9:25 AM
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    5. Plants with Spores (Ferns, Mosses, et al.)

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      Latest: Polytrichum piliferum Acerholic, Sep 17, 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: Nanaimo Peach Georgia Strait, Nov 27, 2021 at 5:15 PM
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    2. Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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      Latest: 21 November 2021 Gruel Durgan, Nov 21, 2021
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    3. Grapes and Grape Vines

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      Latest: Looking for advice on grapes Rainmum, Oct 10, 2021
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    4. Citrus

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      Latest: Lime tree struggling and dropping leaves Sulev, Nov 28, 2021 at 7:00 AM
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    5. Herbs for the Kitchen

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      Latest: Am I growing mint right? pinenut, Sep 25, 2021
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    1. Maples

      Acer - Growing, Propagation, Identification, Appreciation and more!
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      Latest: Stratifying, sowing seeds AlainK, Nov 29, 2021 at 2:05 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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    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: Anchomanes difformis! Ron B, Oct 6, 2021
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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: Arbutus tree stressed or dead? Ron B, Oct 17, 2021
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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: Oak Tree Alesig, Jul 13, 2021
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    9. Orchidaceae (orchids)

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      Latest: large chewed areas on leaf Creatrix, Nov 5, 2021
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    10. Outdoor Tropicals

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      Latest: Queen Palm Trunk Rot mikedbom, Nov 10, 2021
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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? wcutler, Sep 28, 2021
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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: 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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      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.
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    3. The Test Bed

      Experiment with posting and the forum tools.
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      Latest: Testing Michael Mracek, Oct 23, 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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    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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