Resource Collections

Horticulture is a broad and diverse area of study. We've organized our resources into several topical themes to help you dig more deeply into your areas of interest. From educational curriculum units to websites devoted to deeply exploring a single topic area, our resource collection represents best practices based on both proven and emerging research and the work of our professional education staff.


Gardening  -  Fruits and Vegetables  -  Flowers  -  Insects and Diseases  -  Composting  -  Landscaping

Chicago Urban Gardening: The day to day experiences of an Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago.

Connecting to Our Food Web: Dedicated to educational resources towards building and sustaining viable food webs and ecosystems.

Flowers, Fruits, and Frass: Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.

The Garden Scoop: Featuring seasonal tips and tricks from the horticulture team at Illinois Extension.

Good Growing: Keeping you growing with good ideas.

Know How, Know More: Connecting you with your food, farmers and community.

Naturalist Notebook: Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois. 

Northwest Illinois Hort Corner: In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Over the Garden Fence: Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Prairie to Perennials: An almanac of all things that grow in Lincoln's backyard.

Raise, Grow, Harvest, Eat, Repeat: A blog for growers, consumers, and backyard gardeners to grow, eat, and connect in the local food system.

Rhonda Ferree's ILRiverHort: Rhonda Ferree's horticulture blog.