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Garden Questions? Try these Chicago-area resources:

Chicago Botanic Garden Plant Information Service: Staff and trained volunteer Master Gardeners can assist you in person or by phone 9-4 Mon. thru Sat. (March thru Oct.) and 10-2 Mon. thru Fri. (Nov. thru Feb.) (847) 835-0972.

Morton Arboretum Plant Clinic: Find the Plant Clinic office across the courtyard from the Visitor Center. April through October, it is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. November through March, it is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, call 630-719-2424, or email

University of Illinois Extension Ask a Master Gardener at the Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016; Phone (847) 298-3502 or email (Available April 1- October 31, Monday and Wednesday,  9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.)