Jean R. Natter

Master Gardener Diagnostician (Washington County, OR)

Have been an MG since 1999, and continue to volunteer in the MG office multiple times a week. Began teaching new incoming MGs in 2001, the topics Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Household Pests.

Have a BS in Ornamental Horticulture, with a minor in Plant Pathology. Taught horticulture, soils, and plant pathology in a community college for 15 years and wrote a newspaper garden column with research-based information for 18 years, circulation 250,000.

trees and shrubs fruits and vegetables indoor gardening sustainable gardening and landscaping insect issues disease issues weed issues plant disease home ipm household pests spiders fruit trees vegetables flower bulbs insect identification spider identification potted plants sun scald tree fruits bmsb azalea lace bug abiotic problem brown marmorated stinkbugs planting trees water stress horticulture possible bronze birch borer flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials tomatoes soil and fertility issues