||COVID-19 Impact to Plant Clinics
Currently “In person” clinics are closed, but Master Gardeners are here to help and are responding via email.
To submit your request to the Plant Clinic at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the location and a detailed description of the problem, plant, or insect. Send digital photos if possible. Also, provide a phone number in case we have more questions.
Please check back here for more info on status of our clinics.
Clinic location is at the County Extension office (map): (360) 778-5808
Bring samples of that pesky bug, mystery weed, diseased branch or flower into the office at 1000 N. Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham. Pack your sample in a zip-lock bag, and bring them to us!!
You can also email your plant problems with digital photos to The Clinic Desk, at: email@example.com
Resources of Washington State University and the USDA to help us find out exactly what’s bothering that prized plant of yours. Call us for assistance before you have a problem.
How to Collect, Package & Deliver Plant/Weed ID Samples
Samples for Plant and Weed ID must be alive, fresh, and undamaged. They should include leaves, buds, stems, flowers, roots, and fruits/seeds or as many of these features as possible. A single leaf is not enough!
If you plan to bring in a plant or insect sample for diagnosis, you can print out and complete our Clinic Form to save time!
– Diagnostic Clinic Intake Form (pdf)
– Insect Diagnosis Request Form (pdf)
Master Gardener Volunteer Educators are available regularly during the gardening season to answer your questions. We enjoy the challenge of figuring out what’s wrong with your plants and helping you solve your horticultural puzzles. Whether you want to know what’s chewing on your rhododendrons, the straight scoop on composting, or how much fertilizer to put on your lawn and when to apply it, the Master Gardeners of Whatcom County can help!
We are trained to offer research-based information about what to do to prevent problems. Preventative measures may minimize the need for drastic corrective measures that are potentially more damaging to the environment as well as to the home garden.
WSU Extension Clinic Resources
– WSU Hortsense
– Gardening Questions and Links
– Plant Disease and Insect Identification Pests Leaflet Series
– Approved Clinic Resources
– WSU Mt. Vernon Extension Vegetable Research