University of Illinois Extension has lots of great info on their web site.

February 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM Leave a comment

If you have never looked at the University of Illinois Extension site, I’d suggest a visit.  There is a lot of useful information about plants and gardening in our region.

Illinois Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension educators to provide a network of gardening programs and horticultural activities to educate the public and enhance life in their communities.

Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide
A guide for growing, harvesting, and exhibiting vegetables.

Gardening with Perennials
Gardening with Perennials will tell you how to plant and care for a garden that will bloom year after year.

Stepping Stones to Perennial Garden Design
Learn how to design and maintain a perennial garden that will delight you with seasonal beauty year after year.

Watch Your Garden Grow
Your guide to choosing, growing, preparing and storing common vegetables.

Successful Container Gardens
A guide for choosing a container, selecting soil mixes, choosing and combining plants, fertilizing, watering and grooming basics.

Our Rose Garden
Find out how to grow and care for roses in Our Rose Garden.

Common Vegetable Problems
Learn about common vegetable insect pests and diseases.

Container Gardening
Learn the basics of creating a great looking container garden.

Ornamental Grasses
Learn how to select the right ornamental grasses for your landscape.

Taste of Gardening
Here’s a great resource for learning the basics of gardening.

Herb Gardening
Guide to growing and using common herbs.

Bulbs & More
Bulbs & More teaches you all about selecting, planting and landscaping with bulbs.

Tropical Punch
Learn how to use tropical plants as focal points and accents.

Composting for the Homeowner
This site gives an excellent indepth discussion of the science of composting, why it is important to compost, how to build a compost pile, and materials needed for composting.

Hort Corner Video
Watch the Extension experts.

Water Gardening
Learn about aquatic plant selection and cultivation as well as container water gardening.

My First Garden
Learn how to plan, nurture and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden.

Focus on Plant Problems
Is disease affecting your plants and trees? Learn more at this website.

Fabulous Foliage
Looking for a spot of color or unusual foliage in your garden? Fabulous Foliage offers many valuable suggestions.

Soil Testing
Need to test your soil? Here’s what you need to know.

Beyond Impatiens and Petunias
Find out about plants that offer color and interest to some of the most extreme gardening situations.

Gardening with Annuals
Find out how annual flowers can brighten your garden.

Gardener’s Corner
Four seasons of gardening information.

Pumpkins & More
You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.

Backyard Fruits
Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.

Apples & More
Visit Apples & More to learn about U-pick apple orchards, apple nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.

University of Illinois Plant Clinic
The University of Illinois Plant Clinic has served as a clearinghouse for plant problems since 1976.

Strawberries & More
Your guide to growing strawberries, u-pick strawberry farms, strawberry nutrition, and selection & care.

Garden Calendar
A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.

Raspberries & More
Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.

Poinsettia Pages
How do you keep a poinsettia healthy? Find out in this website.

Miracle of Fall
Learn how leaves change color at The Miracle of Fall.

Bug Review
Pests bugging you? Check out The Bug Review.

Turf Diseases & Insects
Review the major insects and diseases of turf.

Tribune Garden Tips
Keep up-to-date with these monthly gardening tips.

Cicadas in Illinois
Learn about the life cycle of the periodical cicada.

Gypsy Moth Reporting Site
Learn about gypsy moth and how to control it.

Composting in the Home Garden
Turn your yard waste into compost.

Distance Diagnostics
A website to help people diagnose and identify plant and pest problems.

Dr. Arbor Talks Trees
Dr. Arbor teaches all about trees!

Hort Corner
An extensive website about plants, home gardening, insects, trees and shrubs.

Illinois Forestry
A wonderful library of links to forestry information and management references for citizens, students, teachers, landowners, environmental groups, natural resource managers, foresters, and loggers.

Illinois Steward
The Illinois Steward features articles about stewardship, conservation, preservation, and restoration of natural areas in Illinois.

Lawn Challenge
Test your lawn care knowledge in this interactive eight lesson self-study course.

Lawn FAQs
Here’s answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Christmas Trees & More
Learn all about Christmas trees, as well as a listing of Christmas tree farms in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Winter Storm Resource Center
Links to the information you need to cope with severe winter weather.

Green Side Up Podcast
Green Side Up is a weekly radio gardening program produced by WDCB (College of DuPage) and University of Illinois Extension.

Learn more about …
Commercial Horticulture
Flowers & Ornamentals
Gardening Basics
Gardening Q&A
Kids Gardening
Lawn Care
Pests & Diseases
Seasonal Topics
Small Fruits
Trees & Shrubs
Vegetable Gardening


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