Dekalb Master Gardeners

If you enjoy gardening and want to learn to share your gardening knowledge, the Master Gardener program may be for you. All you need is an interest in gardening, an open mind, and a willingness to share your knowledge with others. The task of the Master Gardeners is to share unbiased, reliable, research-based information with home landscapers and gardeners. Another vital function is to encourage young people to enjoy the pleasures of flower and vegetable growing.

Program Resources

The Garden Walk
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Native Butterfly Plants

Native Plants that are recommended for home butterfly gardens in Northern Illinois.
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Butterfly Host Plants

Butterfly host plants in the Mayfield Monarch Waystation in Sycamore, IL. Note that these plants also support various other insects as well as birds.
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Mayfield Monarch Waystation

These perennial plants will provide food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies and grow well in our hot summers and cold winters.