Services provided through the Master Gardener Program's Horticulture hotline include the following - click on links provided for more information or call us at 845-340-DIRT (3478). The hotline is open Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9am-12pm, with winter hours (Nov-Mar) just Fridays 9am-12pm:
Helpful tips to get the most out of our services:
For insect ID, it is helpful if you don't crush the bug. You can capture the bug and place it in a small jar with rubbing alcohol or clear hand sanitizer. This preserves the color, and body of the insect.
For plant ID or plant disease ID, if you can bring a substantial sample with several leaves or flowers that gives the mater gardeners more to work with. If you bringing in a disease sample, if you could bring a sample of the infected plant and a healthy sample that would be super helpful.
Interested in conserving water in your home garden? Visit the xeriscape garden created at SUNY Ulster by our Master Gardener Volunteers for ideas!
Last updated August 23, 2019