Learn more about the plants and their problems in your yard and garden.
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.
Need to test your soil? Here's what you need to know.
Learn what grass varieties are best for your lawn, how to deal with shady areas, when to fertilize your lawn & more!
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.
Our Rose Garden
Find out how to grow and care for roses in Our Rose Garden.
Successful Container Gardens
A guide for choosing a container, selecting soil mixes, choosing and combining plants, fertilizing, watering and grooming basics.
Apples & More
Visit Apples & More to learn about U-pick apple orchards, apple nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
A wonderful library of links to forestry information and management references for citizens, students, teachers, landowners, environmental groups, natural resource managers, foresters, and loggers.
Pumpkins & More
You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
Green Side Up Podcast
Green Side Up is a weekly radio gardening program produced by WDCB (College of DuPage) and University of Illinois Extension.
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.
Christmas Trees & More
Learn all about Christmas trees, as well as a listing of Christmas tree farms in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Bulbs & More
Bulbs & More teaches you all about selecting, planting and landscaping with bulbs.
A directory of more than 140 different Illinois wildflowers
How do you keep a poinsettia healthy? Find out in this website.
Find out what houseplant is best for your growing conditions.
Gardening with Perennials
Gardening with Perennials will tell you how to plant and care for a garden that will bloom year after year.
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.
Learn how to use tropical plants as focal points and accents.
Learn about aquatic plant selection and cultivation as well as container water gardening.
Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.
Looking for a spot of color or unusual foliage in your garden? Fabulous Foliage offers many valuable suggestions.
Pests bugging you? Check out The Bug Review.
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.
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)
Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini
A website to introduce elementary students to 37 different kids of produce -- many they may not know. (Intended for elementary students)
Fresh From the World...Where Your Food Comes From
This site looks at 15 different popular foods and explores their histories and origins to help kids understand that their food comes from all over the world. (Intended for 4th-5th grade students)
Great Plant Escape
Join Detective LePlant and his partners Bud and Sprout as they uncover the mysteries of plant life. (Intended for 4th-5th grade students)
Illinois Master Naturalists
University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Program provides science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards.
Illinois Tree Selection
Buying a tree is a major investment. Here's help in choosing the best tree for your location.
Let's Talk about Insects
Join C.P. to learn the benefits of insects, their basic anatomy, and what makes an insect an insect. You can even create a new insect! (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)
Secret Life of Trees
Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us! (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)
Trees Are Terrific
Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us! (Intended for K-2nd grade students)