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Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
Find the right shrub for your home landscape at Selecting Shrubs for Your Home.

Groundcovers to Know and Use
Everything you ever wanted to know about groundcovers including a directory of 35 different groundcovers.

Ornamental Grasses
Learn how to select the right ornamental grasses for your landscape.

Our Rose Garden
Find out how to grow and care for roses in Our Rose Garden.

Lawn Talk
Learn what grass varieties are best for your lawn, how to deal with shady areas, when to fertilize your lawn & more!

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.

Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide
A guide for growing, harvesting, and exhibiting vegetables.

Soil Testing
Need to test your soil? Here's what you need to know.

Miracle of Fall
Learn how leaves change color at The Miracle of Fall.

Pumpkins & More
You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.

Hort Fact Sheets
Horticulture Facts Sheets

Green Side Up Podcast
Green Side Up is a weekly radio gardening program produced by WDCB (College of DuPage) and University of Illinois Extension.

Gardener's Corner Podcast
Gardening Tips and Techniques from University of Illinois Extension

Annuals Evaluation Garden
Trials of annuals in a full-sun location for landscape applications

Wildflowers
A directory of more than 140 different Illinois wildflowers

Beyond Impatiens and Petunias
Find out about plants that offer color and interest to some of the most extreme gardening situations.

Houseplants
Find out what houseplant is best for your growing conditions.

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.

Watch Your Garden Grow
Your guide to choosing, growing, preparing and storing common vegetables.

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.

Gardening with Annuals
Find out how annual flowers can brighten your garden.

Gardener's Corner
Four seasons of gardening information.

Strawberries & More
Your guide to growing strawberries, u-pick strawberry farms, strawberry nutrition, and selection & care.

Tropical Punch
Learn how to use tropical plants as focal points and accents.

Hort Corner Video
Watch the Extension experts.

Water Gardening
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
Backyard Fruits gives the basics of growing fruit in the home garden.

Focus on Plant Problems
Is disease affecting your plants and trees? Learn more at this website.

Fabulous Foliage
Looking for a spot of color or unusual foliage in your garden? Fabulous Foliage offers many valuable suggestions.

Distance Diagnostics
A website to help people diagnose and identify plant and pest problems.

Bug Review
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!

Hort Corner
An extensive website about plants, home gardening, insects, trees and shrubs.

Winter Storm Resource Center
Links to the information you need to cope with severe winter weather.

Garden Calendar
A helpful monthly guide to know what to do in your garden.

Lawn FAQs
Here's answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Illinois Steward
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.

Harvesting Vegetables
Learn about harvesting several common types of vegetables.

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Gardener's Corner
Four seasons of gardening information.

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.

Imagine
Newsletter from the State Master Gardener's Office