Explore Local Programs
- Master Gardener Training - 2018 (Winnebago County)
Register by January 28, 2018
- Master Gardener Annual Agreement - 2018 (Winnebago)
Register by January 31, 2018
- Joys of Gardening 2018 (Freeport IL)
Register by February 17, 2018
- GARDENING FOR FOOD, FLOWERS & FUN 2018 (Rockford)
Register by February 28, 2018
- Master Gardener Annual Agreement - 2018 (Stephenson)
Register by April 1, 2018
Read the Latest News
- Hort in the Home Landscape Blog
A blog devoted to sharing timely horticulture topics and answering the questions of gardeners and homeowners.
- Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner Blog
In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!
- Home Yard and Garden Pest
Provides timely information on insect, weed, and plant disease pests for landscapers, arborists, lawn care professionals, golf course personnel, and garden center operators.
- Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News
A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
Newsletter from the State Master Gardener's Office
- Annual Joys of Gardening event offered February 17th in Freeport
- Winter Trails and Naturalist Tales explores nature in Rockford
- Master Gardener Program Seeks Applicants
Program Coordinator - Stephenson County
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Questions? Contact Margaret Larson, County Extension Director at email@example.com
Annuals Evaluation Garden
Trials of annuals in a full-sun location for landscape applications
Apples & More
Visit Apples & More to learn about U-pick apple orchards, apple nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.
Raspberries & More
Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.
Strawberries & More
Your guide to growing strawberries, u-pick strawberry farms, strawberry nutrition, and selection & care.
Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
Find the right shrub for your home landscape at Selecting Shrubs for Your Home.
Selecting Trees for Your Home
Find the right tree for your home landscape at Selecting Trees for Your Home.
Learn how to select the right ornamental grasses for your landscape.
Gardening with Annuals
Find out how annual flowers can brighten your garden.
Local Resources and Information
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