Horticulture Happenings

The Master Gardener Help Desks operate during the growing season (March-Oct) in each county. Click on your county at the right to learn more or call your local office.


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

Additional Websites

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    Learn what grass varieties are best for your lawn, how to deal with shady areas, when to fertilize your lawn & more!
  • Harvesting Vegetables
    Learn about harvesting several common types of vegetables.
  • Vea Su Jardín Crecer
    Vea Su Jardín Crecer es su guía para escoger, preparar, cultivar y guardar vegetales comunes.
  • Gardener's Corner
    Four seasons of gardening information.
  • Bulbs & More
    Bulbs & More teaches you all about selecting, planting and landscaping with bulbs.
  • Manzanas y Más
    Todo acerca de las Manzanas en Manzanas y Más.
  • Adventures of Herman
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  • 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.

Local Resources and Information

  • First Detector Workshops - 2017 PDF
    The one-day course teaches participants how to identify and report potential invasive threats. Topics this year include invasive plants and human health, oak tree diseases, and emerging invasive forest insects.

  • Visit State Horticulture Website
    University of Illinois Extension state horticulture website, including links to various topics of interest

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