Ask a Master Gardener Virtual Clinic
February 20, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Got a question about why a plant isn’t thriving? Want to know what is eating your leaves? Maybe you want to know what plants will grow in the shade? Master Gardener volunteers are available to help diagnose plant problems and give gardening advice for free. Just ask!
Your friendly, Island County WSU Master Gardeners are trained to help you with plant disease diagnosis and treatment suggestions, insect identification and control options (if necessary), plant selection ideas, and general gardening advice, such as pruning techniques, weed control and pesticide/herbicide application tips.
Join us over Zoom with your gardening questions!
Meeting ID: 925 8617 7662
For security reasons, WSU requires all participants to have a free Zoom account and be signed in to join.
To join the meeting by phone without a Zoom account, call (253) 215-8782 and enter the meeting password: 509241
Can’t attend our clinic but still have questions?
Call our Master Gardener Hotline at 360-639-6058 and leave us a message and a Master Gardener will return your call.
Help us to better answer your questions
Master Gardeners use several resources to help answer your gardening questions. If possible, send your questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org. So that we can be prepared with the best possible answer. Here is some of the information you might include:
- What type of damage are you seeing and when did it start?
- Which parts of the plant are affected, for example, flower, leaf, stem, fruit, etc?
- How is the plant watered and how much, for example, hand watered 3 times a week for 10 minutes?
- Where the plant is located, for example, in a garden bed or in the lawn, next to a driveway or house, in full or part sun, facing what direction?
It is also very helpful if you can share photos of your plant problem or plant or insect to be identified. Here are some helpful guidelines for what to include in your photos:
- Show the damaged or problem plant in the landscape along with other plants to provide additional clues to the probable cause of the problem.
- Show the base of the plant at the soil line to determine root issues.
- Show the live branches, limbs and leaves as well as the dead branches, limbs and leaves.
- Show buds and flowers to help with plant identification, show the damage, etc.
- Show the insect or other pest that is the suspected culprit in the damage.
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