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Richard Hentschel
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
Phone: 630-584-6166
FAX: 630-584-4610
hentsche@illinois.edu

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The Master Gardener Help Desks operate during the growing season in each county. Click on your county at the right to learn more or call:

DuPage County at 630-955-1123

Kane County at 630-584-6166

Kendall County at 630-553-5823

You also may email your county's Master Gardeners at:

DuPage County at uiemg-dupage@illinois.edu

Kane County at uiemg-kane@illinois.edu

Kendall County at uiemg-kendall@illinois.edu

Check out the Green Side Up Radio Show --- University of Illinois Extension Educator, Richard Hentschel discusses timely horticulture issues Thursday mornings on the WDCB radio "Morning Edition." Tune to 90.9 FM at 5:23 a.m. and check out the Green Side Up Podcasts at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/podcasts/greensideup/

Questions? Contact Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture at hentsche@illinois.edu

Featured Websites

Garden Calendar Illinois Master Gardeners Illinois Master Naturalists Green Side Up Podcast Stepping Stones to Perennial Garden Design Wildflowers

Additional Websites

  • Gardening with Perennials
    Gardening with Perennials will tell you how to plant and care for a garden that will bloom year after year.
  • Gardening with Annuals
    Find out how annual flowers can brighten your garden.
  • Plantas para Interiores
    Descubra la planta de interiores ideal para su casa.
  • Gardener's Corner
    Four seasons of gardening information.
  • Caminos para el Diseño de Jardines
    Aprenda a diseñar y mantener un jardín de plantas perennes que año tras año le sorprenderá con su belleza.
  • Illini Plant and Pest Podcast
    Staff from the University of Illinois Plant Clinic discuss current pest and plant-disease problems affecting field crops, horticultural crops and greenspaces, as well as home landscapes and gardens.
  • Adventures of Herman
    Squirmin' Herman the Worm teaches students all about worms and how to make their own worm bin in this interactive curriculum. (Intended for 1st-3rd grade students)
  • Las Aventuras de Herman
    Herman el Gusano Escurridizo enseña a los estudiantes todo acerca de los gusanos y como hacer su propio criadero de gusanos.
  • Houseplants
    Find out what houseplant is best for your growing conditions.

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