Category: Plants

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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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Tips for Growing Carnivorous Plants

Member Spotlight: This is a guest blog post by GrowIt! member Patrick Urbanski. Patrick grows multiple carnivorous plants including sundews, venus flytraps, and pitcher plants, near Lake Oswego, Oregon. He also grows a variety of other plants ranging from Petunias to Heliotropes. You can connect with Patrick and all his plants by following him (tap […]

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A Conversation with Susan Fox

Member Spotlight: This is a member interview with GrowIt! member Susan Fox. As an avid gardener, speaker, and Consulting Rosarian, she is dedicated to sharing knowledge, particularly the planting and care of roses. Connect with Susan by following her (tap from mobile) on GrowIt! and checking out her blog Gaga’s Garden.   Q. What is […]

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Selecting Drought-Tolerant Plants

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post by GrowIt! member Andrea Holtz. Andrea lives and gardens in California. Check out her take on low-cost, recycle-oriented, space-efficient container gardening by following Andrea (tap from mobile) on GrowIt! and checking out her blog GreenWise Gardening. ——————————————————————- As a gardener on California’s Central Coast, I’ve been increasingly mindful […]

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GrowIt! Guides: The GrowIt! Mission

The GrowIt! community mission is to connect, educate, and inspire. We understand that gardening is a journey. Here, you’ll meet people from all stages of the journey — folks that have “been there done that” and others who are trying to turn their thumb green. Together we’ll set course through uncharted territory, and make great […]

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Lurie Garden and GrowIt!—Revolutionizing the Visitor Experience at Public Gardens

Partner spotlight: This is a guest blog post by Scott Stewart, Ph.D. Scott is the Director at Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park. See a snapshot of what you will encounter when visiting Lurie Garden by following them here (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!.  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Lurie Garden and GrowIt!—Revolutionizing the Visitor Experience at Public Gardens […]

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#PolliNATION – Find Great Pollinators for Your Region

As we shared in a previous post, GrowIt! partnered with the National Pollinator Garden Network to register one million pollinator gardens. Register your pollinators by adding photos with #PolliNATION to GrowIt!. Want to participate, but wonder what to plant to contribute to the campaign? Check out the regional guide the Pollinator Partnership and NAPPC published […]

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Gnomes, Owls, and Fairies — Oh My!

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post by GrowIt! member Dawn Mamatas. Dawn lives and gardens in Mid-Missouri, Zone 6A. Check out her plethora of plants (trees, flowers, herbs, succulents) by following Dawn (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. —————- One of my favorite gardening activities is creating terrariums. My daughter and I make them in […]

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