Category: Plants

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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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Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

The GrowIt! community is a National Pollinator Garden Network partner, working to build awareness and register one million pollinator gardens to support the health of bees, butterflies, birds, and bats. Bees pollinate one-third of our food crops, yet pollinators are at a critical point in their survival. Join the movement. As of June 2017, our community has […]

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6 Steps to Grow Your Own Pineapple

Member spotlight: This is a guest post by GrowIt! member Sarah Clarke. Sarah grows herbs, plants, and fruits and veggies in southeast Texas. Check out all of her plants (and adorable cat) by following Sarah (tap from mobile) on GrowIt!. ————- Would you like to grow a pineapple in your backyard? Follow these six steps […]

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