If you have plant, tree, or garden questions, please contact the office.
Hours: M-F 8:30 am- 4 pm
Email photos and completed diagnosis forms to our Master Gardeners firstname.lastname@example.org
(Fillable diagnosis forms below)
- Include your name, full address, and phone number
- Include pictures, both overall and closeups
A Whitman County Master Gardener volunteer will contact you via email or phone if they need further information on your question.
Some questions are more complex than others and are better addressed in a discussion and with a sample of the plant. We may recommend you call or arrange to come to the office.
Fill out the appropriate diagnostic form and email or bring it with you, along with samples/pictures. Please, make sure you call to arrange a time to stop by.
Fillable diagnostic forms:
Plant Problem Diagnosis form
Lawn and Turf Problems form
Weed or Plant ID form
Insect ID form
Please follow the instructions below on preparing samples to bring to the Office:
Preparing Samples for Identification or Diagnosis
Flower Gardening Almanac
Vegetable Gardening Almanac
Soil and pest management almanac
Adults in the Palouse Region interested in becoming a Master Gardener or taking Horticulture classes will have two opportunities starting in January 2024. This is offered through Asotin, Garfield, and Whitman Counties Extension in Washington and Nez Perce County Extension in Idaho.
The second opportunity is offered through Latah County Extension in Idaho.
To become a Master Gardener Volunteer, participants are expected to complete the classroom and module instruction (if applicable) and complete 40 hours of volunteer service in support of the program. In addition, WSU Extension Master Gardeners will complete a background check and log their volunteer hours.
For more information about these Master Gardener opportunities contact:
Janet Schmidt, Interim County Extension Director
Asotin & Garfield Counties
Mark Heitstuman, Extension Director
Ember Powell, Office/Program Coordinator
Nez Perce County
Kathee Tifft, Extension Director
Asotin/Garfield/Nez Perce/Whitman County Documents