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- 2019 Gardener's Pathway (@ Kishwaukee College, Malta)
Register by February 15, 2019
- Ready... Set... Grow... 2019
Register by March 18, 2019
- Four Seasons Gardening 2019 Winter Webinar Series
Register by March 19, 2019
- 2019 Master Gardener Training
Register by March 28, 2019
- Your Natural Space
Register by December 5, 2019
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- Small Farms Blog
Fruit and vegetable updates for local producers
- 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.
- 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year
- Empowering indoor flowering
- Herbs all winter: Growing them indoors
- Preventing salt damage to landscape plants
- Winter considerations for propagating plants
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
Find the right shrub for your home landscape at Selecting Shrubs for Your Home.
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.
Successful Container Gardens
A guide for choosing a container, selecting soil mixes, choosing and combining plants, fertilizing, watering and grooming basics.
Raspberries & More
Learn about varieties & selection, how to plant, and where to find nurseries and U-pick farms.
Annuals Evaluation Garden
Trials of annuals in a full-sun location for landscape applications
A directory of more than 140 different Illinois wildflowers
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.
Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide
A guide for growing, harvesting, and exhibiting vegetables.
Pests bugging you? Check out The Bug Review.