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Horticulture Hotline is open

Ogle County Master Gardeners pose for a photo at the 2019 Master Gardener picnic. Pictured here, including some spouses are: Bill Paulin, Joan Stehulak, Bill Sarafin, Merilyn May, Sally Sarafin, Mary Korth, Jim May, Sue Paulin, Judi Bright and husband, Elizabeth Sosa, Norah, Sosa, Larry Ermey, Phil Bratta, Norm Metz, Jim Patapack, and Leah Patapack. Photo supplied
Ogle County Master Gardeners pose for a photo at the 2019 Master Gardener picnic. Pictured here, including some spouses are: Bill Paulin, Joan Stehulak, Bill Sarafin, Merilyn May, Sally Sarafin, Mary Korth, Jim May, Sue Paulin, Judi Bright and husband, Elizabeth Sosa, Norah, Sosa, Larry Ermey, Phil Bratta, Norm Metz, Jim Patapack, and Leah Patapack. Photo supplied

First year gardeners who want to know what and when to plant or to have a plant or insect identified can contact an Ogle County Master Gardener via the telephone or email.

You can call or email your question at the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Ogle County call 815-732-2191, or email your question with photos, uiemg-ogle@illinois.edu,” said Elizabeth Sosa, Extension program coordinator. “The hotline is available now through September. We’ll make sure your question gets answered by our expert Master Gardeners,”

Master Gardeners are volunteers who are trained by University of Illinois Extension Educators. They offer expert advice on gardening questions. “Helping Others Learn to Grow”.