Neighborhood plant clinics, designed to assist gardeners in solving their plant problems, will be held at 12 locations on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during April and May. Ninety-five trained volunteers representing 32 federated garden clubs in the metropolitan area will serve as plant consultants. This is the third year for the plant clinics.
The clinics are sponsored, as a community service, by the National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs and the Cooperative Extension Services of Maryland and Virginia. The volunteers who staff the clinics have received intensive training on plant and pest problems from extension service personnel.
Gardeners are invited to visit the free plant clinic in their immediate neighborhood for up-to-date information. They should take along samples of indoor and outdoor plants for identification and diagnosis.
In Fairfax County free plant clinics will be held at Dolley Madison Library, McLean; George Mason Regional Library, Annandale; King's park Library, Burke; Patrick Henry Library, Vienna, Reston Redional Library, Reston; Richard Byrd Library, Springfield; and Fair City Mall, Fair fax.
In Montgomery County free plant clinics will be held at Divis Library, Bethesda, and White Oak Library, Silver Spring.
In addition, there will be a plant clinic at Carter Glass Library, Reston on May 6, 13 and 20; at Springfield Mall, Springfield, April 1; and at Montgomery Mall, Montgomery County, April 22 and May 20.