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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.

Master Gardener Columns

June 20, 2021
Seeding and Fertilizing in One Application” by Michelle Murphy

June 13, 2021
Deadheading Roses Is Worth the Effort” by Carol Barany

June 6, 2021
Home Canning Refresher” by Lizann Powers-Hammond & Margaret Morris

May 30, 2021
A Demonstration Garden Designed Just For You“, by Diana Pieti

May 23, 2021
With Coleus, It’s All About the Leaves” by Carol Barany

May 16, 2021
Plant-based Dyes” by Rebecca Brown

May 9, 2021
Enjoying My Baptisia Phase” by Carol Barany

May 2, 2021
Nightmare Threat of Stink Bugs” by Annette Olsen

April 25, 2021
Best Gardening Advice” by Carol Barany

April 18, 2021
Why Heirlooms? Flavor and Seeds” by Phyllis Pugnetti

April 11, 2021
Local Plant Sales, Who Can Resistby Carol Barany

April 4, 2021
Attract Stunning Cedar Waxwings” by Michelle Murphy

March 28, 2021
Covid-19 Made Gardening History” by Carol Barany

March 21, 2021
Discover New Veggie Varieties” by Phyllis Pugnetti

March 14, 2021
“Fast, Easy, Early Salad Greens” by Carol Barany

March 7, 2021
Try Cleft-Grafting; It is Easy and Fun” by Jim Black

February 28, 2021
Force Branches For Spring Colorby Carol Barany

February 21, 2021
“Frugal Gardening Can Produce a Rich Harvest” by Diana Pieti

February 14, 2021
“Winter Blooms of the Expressive Witch Hazel” by Carol Barany

February 7, 2021
“The World of Melons” by Phyllis Pugnetti

January 31, 2021
“Stem Cuttings: Jump-start Your Yard” by Patty Ferguson

January 24, 2021
“Hellebores Are Getting Ready to Bloom” by Carol Barany

January 17, 2021
“Seed Germination Fundamentals” by Patty Ferguson

January 10, 2021
“Growing Microgreens” by Carol Barany

January 3, 2021
“Pruning Fruit Trees” by Jim Black

December 27, 2020
“Do You Have Too Much, Too Little?” by Carol Barany

December 20, 2020
“Christmas Plants”, by Claudia Steen

December 13, 2020
“Find Your Website Friend” by Carol Barany

December 6, 2020
“Invite the Outdoors Inside” by Diana Pieti

November 22 & 29, 2020
“Grow Your Own Table Grapes” by Claudia Steen

November 15, 2020
“A Delicate Messenger Visits My Garden” by Carol Barany


Master Gardeners Plant Clinic
For answers to your gardening questions, the public is encouraged to contact our diagnostic clinic by telephone, email, or in person at the Downtown Yakima Farmer’s Market each Sunday morning through the end of October. For better identification, you are encouraged to bring a sample of the damaged plant in a sealed Zip Lock bag.
Telephone: 509-574-1604
Because of Covid-19 precautions, our office is closed for personal visits until further notice.