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How to get good answers to your planting questions on GrowIt!

How to get good answers to your planting questions on GrowIt! The GrowIt! community is to connect, educate, and inspire folks to dig plants. We love connecting members with questions to members with answers — that’s the beauty of our Q&A feature. Here are a few best practices to get great answers in the Q&A […]

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How to get rid of gnats?

Getting rid of gnats and flies can seem like challenging task! They’re tiny. They’re sneaky. They seem to never go away! Gnats populate quickly and tend to spread from plant to plant. The cause is over-watering or soil that is rich in organic matter. There are many solutions to get rid of gnats–from store bought chemical […]

Bathroom plants FAQ Indoor Indoor Plants Passion Plants Shower plants

Top plants for bathrooms

We’ve noticed a trend popping up on GrowIt! — bathroom plants! So we thought we’d put together a list of great plants that will thrive in the low light, humid bathroom environment. Here are some houseplants that love humidity and also aide in air purification. Plus… if it’s close to the shower, you won’t forget […]

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Growing into 2018!

Each day, thousands of members head to the GrowIt! community to learn about plants and meet others near them that are curious about plants. So many people, the community doubled in size in 2017! We added Q&A, and public-facing projects. And welcomed GrowIt! Garden Shops and GrowIt! Tours To-Go to the community. Though there’s much […]

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How do I start composting?

We noticed a trending topic in the GrowIt! Q&A — composting. And since we’ll soon be transferring pumpkins off the front stoop, let’s keep them out of the trash. It’s the perfect time to start a compost bin to feed your garden. What are the benefits of composting? Member @kgkamka5 credits her compost of “coffee grounds, […]

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Chicago’s Lurie Garden Engages Mobile Technology to Enhance Visitor Experience

This article written by Lynn Petrak was originally published in Public Garden Magazine. It appeared in Volume 32, Issue 1, 2017.  Published with permission from the APGA. ————————————————————————————————— The Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park has been a beacon for four-season beauty and sustainability since 2004. Now, the Lurie Garden is using beacon technology—an inexpensive […]

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