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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Ask A Master Gardener

Program Contact: Mary Watts, KCMG Program Coordinator
206-543-0943 • king.mg@wsu.edu

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 and through our Video Clinics in season.

Our in-person clinic activities are canceled until further notice, due to COVID-19.

 

Video Clinic

Our Video Clinic is open for the 2021 gardening season!

Our King County Master Gardener plant clinics are now live, online via Zoom to answer your gardening questions. We’ll hold two Video Clinic sessions each week through October 16, 2021.

Join us on your laptop, phone, tablet or other device. During your clinic visit, you will be able to share photos* of your plant, pest or disease concerns, as you speak with our trained Master Gardener clinicians.

 

When? Video Clinics sessions will take place twice each week through October 16, 2021.

Tuesdays, 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Saturdays, 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Where to find us? Join us in our Zoom meetings.

Click on this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97486865709. Meeting ID: 974 8686 5709
Dial into the Zoom meeting:  +1 253 215 8782 with Meeting ID: 974 8686 5709
OR use the One Tap Mobile with your iPhone: +12532158782, 97486865709#

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: ALL IN-PERSON KING COUNTY MASTER GARDENER CLINICS ARE NOW CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. IF YOU HAVE A GARDENING QUESTION, PLEASE CONTACT OUR EMAIL CLINIC OR VIDEO CLINIC. THANK YOU!

CLOSED – We hope you will be able to visit a Master Gardener plant clinic again soon for FREE advice on gardening, plant problems, plant identification, pest management and soil improvement. See mgfkc.org for the map to all clinics and gardens, when re-opened.

 

*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:

  • 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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