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The following 32 sites have linked to our Hort Answers website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

All Experts.com - Lawns - Question on my Heat Tolerant Blue Lawn

Arthropods Study

Bacteria and Plants

Beeson's McHenry County Nursery - News From the Field
"Hort Answers from U of IL Extension HortAnswers is a new website by the University of Illinois Extension that provides basic information about plants and their pests and diseases for Zones 4-6. You can search by plant, pest/disease, or problem."

Buckeye Yard & Garden: Annual - (Verbena X hybrida)

Daily Herald - Website Offers Gardening Help
"A website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performance in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension."

Daily Herald Article
"A Web site that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performance in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension."

Duarte Nursery - Care & Instructions

Gali's Florist and Garden Center - Links
"University of Illinois Extension - This site has a great problem solver to help you determine what is wrong with your plants. http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/"

Garden Web - Forum - Favorite Edging Plants

Grasses That Tolerate Dogs

Hort Answers Website Debuts from the University of Illinois Extension
"If you have an interest in gardening, University of Illinois Extension has created a new website that can help called Hortanswers."

How to Grow Blackberries From Home

Hunting App.com - Flower Resouces - Hellborus

Kansas State Research and Extension - Blog - Sclerotia of Gray Snow Mold

Lawn Care Dr. - Grass Types

Michigan State University Extension - Kalamazoo County - Consumer Horticulture

Ornamental Grasses: Don't Let the Brown Grass Fool You

Penn State - Northeast PA Commerical Horticulture Newsletter

Rathjen Greenhouses, Inc. - Helpful Links

SeedQuest - Hortanswers Website Provides Information
"A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performance in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden, said Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulture educator and one of the designers of the website. Originally conceived by former U of I Extension specialist Bruce Pallsrud, the website was developed by Jane Scherer, U of I Extension urban program/web coordination specialist, along with Stack and fellow Extension horticulture educators James Schuster, Maurice Ogutu, and Sharon Yiesla. "Because of its complexity, it took several years to develop," said Stack. "The result is an extremely valuable site." Users may access the information they seek by a variety of routes. One approach is to search plant and the categories include annuals, groundcover, ornamental grass, perennials, roses, shrubs, small fruits, trees, tree fruits, turf, vegetables, and vines. If a particular problem is affecting your garden, try the search by problem feature and initiate a search by the problem or pest or by the plant affected, with categories for common and scientific names. Searching by perennials, for example, produces a page that gives criteria for these plants in hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6. Pictures of the plants are included along with information on the various plants plus problems they may encounter. And, there are also photos of the problems that affect the particular plant. "The website allows users to proceed through as much information as they desire and gain insights and tips about how various plants will look and perform in their garden," said Stack. He also noted that the new website is unique. "There are hundreds of websites that have bits and pieces of information on home horticulture," he said. "Sometimes these are geared toward selling a particular plant or product and the information is biased. Others are educational to the point of not providing practical information that the home gardener or horticulture professional can easily use. There is simply no single resource for reliable, unbiased information. "While the site is not all-inclusive or exhaustive, it provides good, basic information to guide home gardeners in selecting plant material and alerting them to some of the problems they may encounter." http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/"

St Louis Master Gardener - Gardening Resources - Plant Problems

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - Angelonia - Other Sites

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology - Coleus - Other Sites

University of Florida Extension - Angelonia - Gardening in a Minute
"Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower--University of Illinois Extension"

University of Wisconsin-Extension: Lincoln County - Horticulture Links
"University of Illinois Horticulture Answers"

WGN AM - Upcoming Events
"Go to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/ for answers to your horniculture questions. A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

WGN Radio - Community Calendar
"Go to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/ for answers to your horniculture questions. A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

WGN Radio - Community Calendar
"Go to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/ for answers to your horticulture questions. A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

WGN Radio, Chicago Illinois - Contests
"A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

WGN720 - Community Calendar - Upcoming Events
"Go to www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortanswers/ for answers to your horniculture questions. A new website that allows home gardeners and professional horticulturists to gain information about plant pests, diseases, and performances in the USDA's hardiness zones 4, 5, and 6 has been launched by University of Illinois Extension. "Hortanswers" is designed to provide basic information about the disease and pest problems of plants plus determine the right plant for the right place in the garden."

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