Category: Passion

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Throwback: Recap of the 2018 Chicago Flower Show

We followed the yellow brick road right into the Subaru sponsored garden at this year’s Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The 2018 theme was “FlowerTales, Every Garden Has A Story To Tell” and it spotlighted all of the unique stories that inspire our city and it’s diverse communities. The show included 18 gardens, three vignettes, […]

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Chicago Flower 2018: Tablescape Designer

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post from GrowIt! community member @mustmeetamanda who is an Event Planning student and participated in the 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show Tablescapes competition. Connect with her on GrowIt! here. (tap from mobile).  ————————————————————————————————— Hey Everyone! My name is Amanda Fowler-Arias and I am an Event Planning student at Kendall […]

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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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5 Reasons to attend the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show kicks off March 14 and runs through March 18 at Navy Pier. And we have 5 reasons you need to get there! 1) Take the GrowIt! Tours To-Go. Access planting and care instructions for all of the show plants, get behind-the-scenes information on the gardens and take the show […]

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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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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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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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Ode to My Wildflower Garden

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). May this post inspire your wildflower garden. —————————————————————————————————   ‘Tis the season for […]

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Cater to the caterpillars

With their transformational journey from caterpillar to butterfly, these beautiful critters are friendly reminders of growth and change. As life goes: along with positive change, negative changes are bound to happen. According to the National Wildlife Federation Monarch butterfly populations have rapidly declined over 90 percent in the last two decades due to habitat loss […]

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This one is for the birds

We’ve joined the #Garden4Wildlife movement to provide habitats to attract birds, lady bugs, and butterflies in our gardens. The February cover story at National Wildlife Federation noted 100s of once common U.S. birds are declining in numbers. Nearly 430 of North America’s birds are at risk of extinction. Here are some details of the birds […]

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