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First annual Plant Master VIP trip recap

We hosted the top Plant Masters in Chicago for a couple of days the last week in June to thank them for all of their contributions to the GrowIt! community. Members were treated to amazing food, a kokedama workshop, a garden tour, and architectural boat tour. And lots of laughter and conversation. Plant Masters are […]

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Check out Charlie Bear’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Garden

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog from GrowIt! community member @charliebear’sgarden. It’s #Garden4Wildlife month and the GrowIt! community partnered with the National Wildlife Federation to raise awareness about their gardening for wildlife program. Subscribe to the National Wildlife Life’s Garden for Wildlife newsletter here. And tap here from your mobile to follow@charliebear’sgarden on GrowIt! And […]

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Chicago Flower Show 2018: Designer Spotlight

 “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell,” features 20+ gardens interpreting the unique role flowers and plants play in the stories of our lives and literature. The show runs from Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Navy Pier in Chicago.   Tuesday night is the special charity preview, Evening in Bloom. […]

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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 […]

Fall FAQ How I did it Kids gardening People Plants

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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Consider Trying Carnivorous!

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post from GrowIt! community member @turtlekit’s blog “Ferocious Flora.” Learn about predatory plants and check out all of her posts and subscribe to her blog here.  Connect with her on GrowIt! here. (tap from mobile). Be sure to upload all of your unique Halloween-themed plants with #HAUNTED 🎃 and check out the GrowIt! community’s […]

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Why Mass Plantings Are Beautiful

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post re-published from GrowIt! community member @daisy96’s blog “Sienna Mae Heath’s Writing: The Art of Savoring Time.” Check out all of her posts and subscribe to her blog here. Connect with her on GrowIt! here. (tap from mobile) ————————————————————————————————— Considering my last post summarized a flurry of experiences, let’s […]

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Gardening is More Than “Something to Do”

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post re-published from GrowIt! community member @daisy96’s blog “Sienna Mae Heath’s Writing: The Art of Savoring Time.” Check out all of her posts and subscribe to her blog here. Connect with her on GrowIt! here. (tap from mobile) ————————————————————————————————— I’ve heard several people utter variations of the phrase, “Oh, […]

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Montessori Students Growing with their Garden

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog from the Rawald family. They live in Texas and leverage the GrowIt! community as part of their Montessori curriculum. Most of their posts are from their 9-year-old daughter. Connect with gardenchild (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. ————————————————————————————————— Hi! We are the Rawald family. My husband and I have […]

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Gardening with Grandchildren

Member Spotlight: The following is a guest blog post from GrowIt! member ‘melindah.’ Melinda created a learning container garden with her grandchildren in Washington state. Connect with Melinda on GrowIt! (tap from mobile) and ask for tips on keeping young children interested in gardening. Also, check out the resources from our friends at kidsgardening.org, including an […]

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