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Do you have a plant problem? Do you want to identify a plant or insect?

Ask a plant expert. Ask a Master Gardener.

Master Gardener are ready to find answers to your gardening questions. There is more than one way to reach our Master Gardener experts. Here are the details to

  • Email to receive a detailed message
  • NEW! Visit a Plant Clinic online using Zoom, Wednesdays & Saturdays 11AM-1PM during 2020 (details below)

Email a Master Gardener

To help us better diagnose a plant problem, it is important to include details in your message such as:

  • What type of damage you are seeing and when did it start?
  • Which parts of the plant are affected, for example, flower, leaf, stem, fruit, etc?
  • How the plant is 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?

Use this handy web form to send us a message for quick response. Here is the link to our online email form: http://www.mgfkc.org/e-clinic.

Send photos of your plant problem, plant identification or insect identification directly to us at ask-a-mastergardener at live.com. Here are some hint about photos to clearly show evidence of the problem:

    • 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
    • Show buds and flowers to help with plant identification, show damage, etc.
    • Show the insect if that is the suspected culprit in the damage

Keep in mind that details of the plant or insect help us to help you.

NEW! Visit with a Master Gardener in an Online Clinic

King County Plant Clinics are now online! We will soon be answering gardening questions during clinic hours online. The online clinic is Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 17, 2020.

How to connect to the online Master Gardener Clinic:

  • You may connect by video chat:
    • Open in your browser window, paste https://zoom.us/j/98451002603 into the address bar
    • Hit enter and follow the prompts to access using your computer audio and video setup.
    • Enter the Password: 490023, when prompted.
    • During your “online clinic visit” you will be able to show us your plant, pest, or disease concerns.
  • OR
  • You may simply connect by phone:
    • Dial 1 253 215 8782.
    • Enter Meeting ID: 984 5100 2603 and
    • Enter the Password: 490023, when prompted.

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