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Ask A Master Gardener

Do You Have A Gardening Question?

Get quick, expert help from a Master Gardener in King County.

Master Gardener volunteers are trained para-professionals who will provide you with information that is research-based and focused on environmentally friendly gardening practices.

You may contact King County Master Gardeners by email year-round.

Our in-person clinic activities are operating in a limited capacity due to COVID-19.

 

Email Clinic

Icon with arrow pointing at envelopeTo send us your gardening questions, email the King County Master Gardeners at ask-a-mastergardener@live.com.

To help us better diagnose a plant problem, please try to share as much of the following information as possible:

  • 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 is the plant 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?
  • Sharing photographs of your plant problem, plant identification or insect identification is helpful. See tips for sharing photos below.

In-Person Plant Clinics

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PLEASE NOTE: OUR IN-PERSON KING COUNTY MASTER GARDENER CLINICS ARE NOW OPERATING IN 2022. VISIT ON OF OUR CLINICS IF YOU HAVE A GARDENING QUESTION, OR CONTACT OUR EMAIL CLINIC YEAR AROUND. THANK YOU!

Visit a Master Gardener plant clinics for FREE advice on gardening, plant problems, plant identification, pest management and soil improvement. See mgfkc.org for the location map to find all clinics and gardens.

 

*Tips on Sharing Photos

Photographs of your plant problem, plant identification or insect identification are helpful. 

Here are some hints about the types of photos that will show evidence of a problem and will help us to make the correct diagnosis or identification. Please provide photos that are clear that:

  • 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 live branches/limbs and leaves, dead or dying branches/limbs and leaves to help us determine the spread.
  • Show buds and flowers to help with plant identification.
  • Show the insect if that is the suspected culprit in the damage, along with the kinds of damage you are seeing.

 

 

 

 

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