Skip to main content

Flowers

Flowers

Events

Blog Posts

House plant on ledge
Read article: Houseplants to Grow on Your Kitchen Counter
Houseplants to Grow on Your Kitchen Counter
Houseplants to Grow on Your Kitchen Counter The kitchen is often the heart of every home. Whether it is time spent there preparing...
bee on sedum
Read article: Choose native plants for ecological benefits and wildlife resources
Choose native plants for ecological benefits and wildlife resources
Are you looking to select plants that support local wildlife, conserve water, and enhance the overall ecosystem in Central Illinois? Here are some...
raised bed with flowers and vegetables growing together
Read article: New Hardiness Zone Map changed some of our local zones
New Hardiness Zone Map changed some of our local zones
The USDA Hardiness Zone Map has been updated to reflect temperature data collected over the last 30 years. This new map version used GIS technology...
butterfly on purple aster flower
Read article: Gardeners' BIG Day 2024 is a great place to learn for gardeners of all experience levels
Gardeners' BIG Day 2024 is a great place to learn for gardeners of all experience levels
Join us for the 21st Gardener’s Big Day 9 am to 4:30 pm on April 13, 2024 at Spoon River College in Canton, IL. Registration begins February 1, 2024...

News Releases

lilac bush advertising gardening workshop
Exciting Gardening Workshop Returns to Dixon: Ready…Set…Grow…
DIXON, Ill. — Calling all gardening enthusiasts! University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners are thrilled to announce the return of Ready…Set…Grow…, an engaging gardening workshop set to take place on March 23, 2024, at the Loveland Community House in Dixon. This year,...
People crouched around a raised garden bed with vegetables growing in it. One woman is taking notes.
Get inspired to get growing at regional garden days
URBANA, Ill. — Imagine picking fresh fruit off a tree in your backyard. Or snipping fresh herbs from a potted plant growing on your windowsill for a family meal. Gardening is an adventure, and each spring is a new opportunity to grow. Whether your garden is a few houseplants by a window...

Videos

Themed Gardens: Design with Kids in Mind

 

Foster the love of gardening with the youth in your life by creating theme gardens. Join Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Brittnay Haag as she shares ideas and tips for creating a special place for your young, hands-on learner to grow, explore, and be creative. Whether it’s at...

Spring Ephemerals: Four Seasons Gardening

Restore healthy ephemerals. These bulbs get their name because of their quick appearance in the environment in the early spring, flowering even before leaves have fully grown on deciduous trees. Horticulture Educator Gemini Bhalsod guides you through the interesting diversity of spring...