About the Plant Information Office
The Plant Information Office was established in 1968, and has continuously served the public in the greater-NYC region for over thirty years. Over the years such dynamic horticultural personalities as T.H. Everett, distinguished librarian Elizabeth C. Hall and garden writer Dora Galitski have responded to daily telephone inquires.
The service operates out of The LuEsther T. Mertz Library where the staff relies heavily on the Library’s collections, as well as their own professional experience, to answer a variety of questions from the public related to plants. Popular topics include indoor and outdoor horiculture, with staff providing expertise in a variety of areas, including plant ID, integrated pest management, landscape design, and floral design.
The service provides valuable information on cultural requirements such as planting, fertilizing, pruning and propagation as well as assistance with landscape design inquiries. The office is an exceptional regional resource for those in NYC and surrounding areas, (Westchester, New Jersey, Long Island, etc.), and is a free and valuable resource for those further afield, both nationally and beyond.
Staff: Eric Lieberman & Anita Finkle-Guerrero
Volunteers: Leslie Coleman, Louise Edeiken, Stan Kestenbaum, & Ken Lloyd
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