Horticulture and Gardening
The UI Extension, Nez Perce County office offers services and resources in horticulture and gardening.
Get research-based, common-sense answers to your gardening questions from certified Idaho Master Gardeners at the Plant Clinic. The clinic operates during the growing season beginning the first week of May. Visit the Plant Clinic on Tuesdays 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office.
We may also be reached year-round during office hours or by email or phone (208-766-3096).
Plant or Insect Sample Submission Guidelines
If you have a plant, weed or insect problem, we will need to see a sample.
Bring samples to the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office for identification and diagnosis. It is helpful to fill out a diagnostic form to bring in with your sample.
Banana Belt Gardening Series
This home and garden education series is tailored to present timely information to gardeners in the Lewis-Clark Valley and surrounding area. The series is typically held on Thursday evenings in February.
- Lewis-Clark State College/Sacajawea Hall
- Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
- $7/person per class or $25/person for entire series.
Getting Ahead of the Game: Pre-emergents. Dave O’Donnell, CHS Primeland County Store
Could What’s in My Dirt Be Killing My Plants??? Doug Finkelnburg, UI Extension/Nez Perce County
Round Up ® History of Glyphosate Use. Doug Finkelnburg, UI Extension/Nez Perce County
Much Ado About Mulch. Philip Shinn, Certified Arborist and Nez Perce County Master Gardener.
Turf Grass Be Gone! - Alternatives to Lawn Grass. Don Bringham, Landscape Architect
The Babbling Brook: Water Features Equipment. Bobby Carpenter, Bob’s Pet & Pond.
Design and Installation: Adding Beauty Movement and Sound. Speaker to be announced.
Contact the Nez Perce Co Extension Office for more details or to enroll. 208-799-3096
UI Extension, Nez Perce County and Washington State University Asotin County Extension sponsor this series.
Low Water Use Landscaping — Xeriscape
Conserving water protects a natural resource and the amount you pay to maintain a landscape.
The Xeriscape Demonstration Garden next to the UI Extension, Nez Perce County office showcases traditional and alternative means of landscaping. Learn about water efficient landscaping and see growing examples of drought tolerant plants as they pass through the seasons.
Idaho Master Gardener Program
The Idaho Master Gardener Program is an educational opportunity for meeting the gardening information needs of the community. The purpose of the program is to prepare qualified volunteers to extend technical assistance and provide home horticulture information to the community.
Idaho Master Gardeners may assist with garden lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, school and community gardening, diagnostic services, research and related projects.
Master Gardener training in the LC Valley is offered during even numbered calendar years. The 60 hours of classes are typically held on Tuesday afternoons from mid-January through April. Training includes classroom lecture, online modules and field trips to WSU and UI campuses.
This program is held in partnership with the WSU Asotin County Extension office.