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Master Gardener volunteers are trained para-professionals who will provide you with information that is research-based and focused on environmentally friendly gardening practices.
Master Gardener Plant Clinics
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 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.
- Master Gardener In-Person Clinic. PLEASE NOTE: ALL KING COUNTY MASTER GARDENER IN-PERSON CLINICS ARE NOW TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. Visit a Master Gardener plant clinic for FREE advice on gardening. Check our schedule for times and locations.
- Master Gardener Online Plant Clinic – Please note: Our Online Plant Clinic is now closed for the winter. Please check back in the spring for our 2021 schedule. Our Master Gardener Plant Clinic is offered online to answer your gardening questions. During clinic visits, you are encouraged to share pictures of your plant, pest or disease concerns.
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