BELVIDERE — The Boone County Master Gardeners are offering a free service answering garden questions at its Horticulture Help Desk.

Master gardeners research topics about insects, trees, shrubs, plants, vegetables, fruits, gardens and lawns. They provide research-based answers to questions and take time to find information needed for people’s specific circumstances.

Homeowners are encouraged to email photos of their troubled plants, trees, shrubs, insects, etc. to help the master gardeners with their research.

To contact the master gardeners:

For information regarding the University of Illinois Extension for Boone, DeKalb and Ogle counties: For information regarding the master gardener program: