Learn how to select the right ornamental grasses for your landscape.
Pumpkins & More
You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
Miracle of Fall
Learn how leaves change color at The Miracle of Fall.
Groundcovers to Know and Use
Everything you ever wanted to know about groundcovers including a directory of 35 different groundcovers.
University of Illinois Plant Clinic
Let us help with your plant problems. We do plant and insect identification, diagnosis of disease, insect, weed and chemical injury (chemical injury on field crops only), nematode assays, and help with nutrient related problems, as well as recommendations involving these diagnoses.
Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
Find the right shrub for your home landscape at Selecting Shrubs for Your Home.
Need to test your soil? Here's what you need to know.
Find out what houseplant is best for your growing conditions.
Watch Your Garden Grow
Your guide to choosing, growing, preparing and storing common vegetables.
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.
Annuals Evaluation Garden
Trials of annuals in a full-sun location for landscape applications
Our Rose Garden
Find out how to grow and care for roses in Our Rose Garden.
Guide to growing and using common herbs.
A directory of more than 140 different Illinois wildflowers
Common Vegetable Problems
Learn about common vegetable insect pests and diseases.
Gardening with Perennials
Gardening with Perennials will tell you how to plant and care for a garden that will bloom year after year.
Taste of Gardening
Here's a great resource for learning the basics of gardening.
Composting in the Home Garden
Turn your yard waste into compost.
Raspberries & More
Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.
Winter Storm Resource Center
Links to the information you need to cope with severe winter weather.
Gardening with Annuals
Find out how annual flowers can brighten your garden.
Four seasons of gardening information.
Strawberries & More
Your guide to growing strawberries, u-pick strawberry farms, strawberry nutrition, and selection & care.
Learn how to use tropical plants as focal points and accents.
Hort Corner Video
Watch the Extension experts.
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.
Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.
How do you keep a poinsettia healthy? Find out in this website.
Focus on Plant Problems
Is disease affecting your plants and trees? Learn more at this website.
Looking for a spot of color or unusual foliage in your garden? Fabulous Foliage offers many valuable suggestions.
Beyond Impatiens and Petunias
Find out about plants that offer color and interest to some of the most extreme gardening situations.
Green Side Up Podcast
Green Side Up is a weekly radio gardening program produced by WDCB (College of DuPage) and University of Illinois Extension.
A website to help people diagnose and identify plant and pest problems.
Pests bugging you? Check out The Bug Review.
Turf Diseases & Insects
Review the major insects and diseases of turf.
Gypsy Moth Reporting Site
Learn about gypsy moth and how to control it.
Dr. Arbor Talks Trees
Dr. Arbor teaches all about trees!
An extensive website about plants, home gardening, insects, trees and shrubs.
A wonderful library of links to forestry information and management references for citizens, students, teachers, landowners, environmental groups, natural resource managers, foresters, and loggers.
A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.
Here's answers to our most frequently asked questions.
The Illinois Steward features articles about stewardship, conservation, preservation, and restoration of natural areas in Illinois.
Cicadas in Illinois
Learn about the life cycle of the periodical cicada.
Christmas Trees & More
Learn all about Christmas trees, as well as a listing of Christmas tree farms in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.