Garden Line

Garden Line is a free service offered through the Penn State Extension office to help Blair County residents with gardening questions and concerns.

Master Gardeners answer questions on a variety of topics including growing vegetables, fruits, ornamentals and turfgrass, plant identification, pruning, and insect and disease problems. Advice encourages the use of integrated pest management and environmentally sound practices.

To help with identification and diagnosis, plant and insect specimens can be brought to the Extension office in Martinsburg. Select fresh plant samples with intact parts including flowers, if present. For diagnosis, bring a live sample that shows both healthy and unhealthy growth. Enclose live insect specimens and infested plants in an airtight container. If you cannot keep the insect alive, place it in a jar with alcohol or freeze it for several days to preserve the specimen. Digital photos for plant or insect identification can also be e-mailed to the office.


Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., from April 5, 2016 through September 27, 2016.

During the winter months, Master Gardeners will return both e-mails and phone messages on a weekly basis.

Contact Information


814-940-5996 or 814-940-5989 



Penn State Extension Blair County
266 Aviation Way
Martinsburg, PA 16662


Free visitor parking is available at our office.