Growing a healthy productive garden takes time.
The delights of a garden emerge slowly, with hard work and dedication. Creating a colorful oasis of plants is possible with the right knowledge and a plan. Illinois Extension offers research-based information to help you grow the perfect plant combinations – spring through fall. With simple steps and practical advice, your garden will bloom every season.
Whether gardening at home, supporting a community garden, or connecting with youth through gardening, Illinois Extension offers in-person programming and online resources: watch a video on the Illinois Extension Horticulture Youtube page; read Gardeners Corner for seasonal gardening advice; or find answers to plant problems in the Illinois Extension plant info sheets.
Flowers, Fruits, & Frass Blog
If you're looking for a casual read or seeking an answer to a garden question, the educational information found in our blog will deliver the answers you need to grow a garden with confidence.
School Garden Guide
Little Roots Garden Program
Growing healthy productive plants requires gardening knowledge. University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners have the knowledge to help every gardener succeed. Ask a gardening question; request a presentation; join a community of gardeners.