• From the mountains near Hope

    Updated: 2012-10-31 21:32:58
    I already posted raspberry from the mountains near Hope. There is one more unknown native plant Attachment 107541 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107541)Attachment 107542 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107542) I think this is native too, this is from VanDusen garden, near dry flowers beds Attachment 107543...

  • What is this?

    Updated: 2012-10-31 20:23:53
    ...an egg of sort?

  • Identification: Potted plant dropped at my door, please help!

    Updated: 2012-10-31 19:18:46
    Hi there, I have been searching around since yesterday when a plant was dropped off at our door with no memo or anything to figure out what kind of plant this is. Since its now cool outside, I really need to know what kind of plant it is, and how to take care of it. It may be a plant, but I cant just let it die or throw it away! It does have a very earthy, greenery smell to it.. my...

  • Name of tree

    Updated: 2012-10-31 17:53:15
    This tropical tree has a thorny bark. Does anyone know its name? The photo was taken at Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, Israel.

  • Is this some kind of Magnolia tree

    Updated: 2012-10-31 16:49:03
    I saw a lot of these trees in Los Angeles, California. It is about 25-30 feet tall. The bark is very smooth in grey color. Is it some kind of Magnolia tree?

  • Tree IDs with grey smooth bark

    Updated: 2012-10-31 16:44:49
    The tree is found in Modesto located in Californian Central Valley. It is about 12 feet tall, has very smooth grey bark and leaves are oval, dark green and thick. Looks like evergreen tree.

  • Cornus alba? Lonicera setifera?

    Updated: 2012-10-31 16:09:21
    Is this Cornus alba in the southern outer area(1P02) around Amphitheatre? Attachment 107528 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107528)Attachment 107529 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107529) Lonicera setifera(3AF1)? Attachment 107530 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107530)

  • New plant identification service: What The Flora?

    Updated: 2012-10-31 16:03:16
    Hi, I recently built a tool which I hope might be of interest to users on this forum. It's a plant identification service (http://whattheflora.com) called "What The Flora?" To have a plant identified just *tweet a photo with the hashtag #whattheflora* Your photo will appear on the site, and other users will be able to suggest and vote on names for the plant. If hope it is of interest if...

  • Biodiversity Heritage Library: Halloween Biodiversity: Myths & Legends

    Updated: 2012-10-31 14:00:13
    More... (http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2012/10/halloween-biodiversity-myths-legends.html)

  • Red Linearilobum with yellow fall colors

    Updated: 2012-10-31 11:27:30
    I have a friend with a red linearilobum (labelled 'Red Pygmy') which turns yellow in the fall. To me 'Red Pygmy' has bright red colors in the fall, no yellows. Any hints on what that cultivar could be? Gomero

  • October 30, 2012 - Yellow, orange, red, blue

    Updated: 2012-10-31 07:55:19
    The garden is a jumble of colour now. This posting is a jumble of colours too. First two photos are views in the North Garden. Third is the Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' near the Admin building. I think I post this every week. Its colours now are really extraordinary. I'm not sure what the last photo is - it's not in focus anyway, but I liked the background. Attachment 107507...

  • Ilex. Holly trees

    Updated: 2012-10-31 06:07:10
    Almost November and it is a good time to see Ilex sp., holly trees with berries. Asian Garden Ilex corallina, no spines, long leaves, small red berries along the branch and Ilex franchetiana var.franchetiana with shiny leaves Attachment 107496 (http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107496)Attachment 107498...

  • Identification: Need help IDing my new bonsai.

    Updated: 2012-10-31 04:36:17
    Hey guys I'm new too this thread and new to botanicals in general, it's a new hobby of mine and.to.properly take care of my new bonsai i need to properly ID it, it.came with no info, do any help Would.be.greatly appreciated! Maybe aftwr we figure out what kind it is i can start to get info on care anf.such.. Well thanks look.forward to.responses :-)

  • NMNH Field Book Project: In Honor of Halloween: Bioluminescence and the Otherworldly in Nature

    Updated: 2012-10-31 00:20:21
    By Lesley Parilla, Field Book Project This colony of Rosacea may look like a single jellyfish, but it is actually a large group of smaller siphonophores clustered and living together. CREDIT: L. Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (www.cmarz.org). This images was included in National Museum of Natural History's Ocean Portal... More......

  • East Coast

    Updated: 2012-10-30 21:58:23
    Thinking about our East Coast members and hoping they are OK after this horrific storm. Sound off when you can and let us know how you are! In our thoughts and prayers...

  • Home and garden event calendar for Oct. 28

    Updated: 2012-10-28 04:00:00
    Calendar of events relating to homes and gardens.

  • Greenpatch Organic Seeds

    Updated: 2012-10-14 22:50:28
    With some women it’s shoes or handbags, but with me it’s seeds, so I have to practice restraint when I go to Greenpatch Organic Seeds, as I did recently. Greenpatch supply a wide range of open-pollinated, organic seeds for vegetables, herbs, flowers, and grains, grasses and sprouts. You may have seen their seeds for sale [...]

  • Butternut Squash and Powdery Mildew

    Updated: 2012-10-11 16:47:04
    Butternut squash is absolutely my favorite crop to grow. I use it to make risotto, which is awesome, and spaetzle, which is awesome, and butternut squash soup, which is pretty good too. It is a superfood, very healthy for you, full of antioxidants and fiber… and best of all for a gardener it has a [...]

  • Home and garden event calendar

    Updated: 2012-10-07 05:00:00
    Calendar of events relating to homes and gardens.-- Rose Fest: Activities in the Rose Garden at its late-season peak, noon-3 p.m. today at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Included in garden admission of $7-$11. (804) 262-9887.

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