Neighborhood Plant Clinics will be held on Saturdays during April and May at eight public library locations in the Washington metropolitan area. The Plant Clinics are sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Services of Maryland and Virginia in cooperation with the National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs.
Indoor gardeners are encouraged to bring samples of their problem plants to the clinics for identification and diagnosis. Questions about watering, repotting, fertilizing and pest control will be answered.
Seventy-five volunteers, representing 29 garden clubs of the National Capital Area Federation, have participated in training sessions to qualify them to serve as plant consultants and to answer questions form the gardening public.
Care of indoor plants was included among the subjects covered in the training sessions, as well as home landscaping, flower and vegetable gardening, insect and disease problems.
The Neighborhood Plant Clinics are located at the following public libraries:
In Fairfax County - Dolley Madison Library, McLean; George Mason Regional Library, Annandale; King's Park Library, Burke; Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; Reston Regional Library, Reston; Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria.
In Montgomery County - Davis Library, Bethesda, and White Oak Library, Silver Spring. All eight Neighborhood Plant Clinics will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays during April and May.