The Master Gardener Horticultural Assistant in the Montgomery County Extension office uses the diagnostic microscope to examine specimens; both insects and plants.
Montgomery County Extension Horticulture Assistants respond to consumer phone calls via the Consumer Hort-line, and walk-ins on a part-time basis from spring through fall, helping Montgomery County residents with plant identification, indoor and outdoor pest identification and management, soil test information, fertilization, plant selection or specific sites, cultural practices, invasive plants, and IPM practices.
Montgomery County Horticulture Assistant's Hours
Beginning April, 2015 and through October, 2015
Monday - Friday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Monday - Friday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM
If the Horticulture Assistant is not available, a sample may be left with the Horticulture Staff Assistant with your contact information and description of the problem and one of our Horticulture Assistants will contact you.
There is also an after hours blue (mailbox) drop box at the front of our building by the Learning Gardens sign where you may leave your plant or insect sample. It is advisable to call the office at 610-489-4315 and leave a voice message letting us know your sample is in the box.