Category: Plants

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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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3 Tips for Floral Photography

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog with GrowIt! member Gabrielle Davis . Gabrielle is a photographer and gardener in Chicago. Check out a few of her photos below and connect with Gabrielle (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. And if you’re looking for step-by-step instructions on how to add a photo to GrowIt!, check out this […]

Fall Passion People Plants

The spookiest, #Haunted Plants on GrowIt!

Post your most spine chilling plants with the #Haunted to GrowIt! and be entered into a contest to win a spook-facular Halloween Treat! One terrifying plant will be drawn on November 4th. Don’t miss out on our #Haunted fun! Below, check out some of our spookiest plants with the #Haunted on GrowIt! (All #Haunted posts […]

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Indoors Plant Care Tips

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog with GrowIt! member Ben Thorton. He has some great tips on how to keep your plants healthy and growing through the fall and winter months. Connect with Ben (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. Fall months are quickly creeping up on us and soon the temperatures outside will start dropping […]

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Garden-inspired art: Keep your garden year round!

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog with GrowIt! member Mary Ellen Sanger. Mary Ellen moved from Manhattan to the wide-open spaces of Colorado. She loves sharing her photos with the GrowIt! community and transforming her images into beautiful artwork. Connect with Mary Ellen (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. My first summer gardening in Colorado […]

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Passion People Plants

Plan Now for a Fall Harvest

Partner Spotlight: This is a re-published post from our friends at KidsGardening.org. KidsGardening.org creates opportunities for kids to learn through gardening. We partnered with KidsGardening.org and other mission-driven organizations to register pollinator gardens for the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. A fall harvest will help our pollinating friends. Assistant Professor Deborah Delany at University of Delaware, […]

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Echinacea as Preventative Care for Common Cold

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog with GrowIt! member Charles Fuller. Charles is the father of 5 daughters. He grows herbs, vegetables, and flowers on his property in Mississippi. Check them all out by following (tap from mobile) Charles on GrowIt!. Echinacea as preventative care I grow Echinacea and harvest it for medicinal tea. […]

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Lillies: Easter vs Asiatic vs Oriental

Over the past couple months GrowIt! users shared photos of various lilies: Easter, Asiatic, and Oriental. However, we have noticed that many lilies were often mislabeled for one another. We hope that the photo examples that outline the characteristics of each lily type will help users better identify their lilies.   Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum): white […]

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Celebrate National Pollinator Week

Nine years ago the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the designation of a week in June as National Pollinator Week. This year’s National Pollinator Week is June 20-26. Supporters dedicate the week to building awareness and celebrating the valuable ecosystem services provided by various pollinators including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. Want to get involved? Check […]

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