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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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The Monarch Butterfly: #Garden4Wildlife #PolliNATION

It’s no surprise here at GrowIt! that our community members are not only passionate about gardening but passionate about the critters that live in our gardens as well! Inspired by our member’s interests for wildlife and pollinators, we partnered with several non-profit groups, conservation organizations, and other private entities to build awareness of bee health […]

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In June, we celebrate friends with benefits 🐦 🐸 🐞

GrowIt! is the place to ask questions about pollinators and native plants and show off your pollinator garden. It’s a hot topic in the community for the past four years, so much so that GrowIt! joined the National Pollinator Garden Network (NPGN) to help spread awareness of bee health and pollinators. NPGN’s mission is to […]

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How to get rid of gnats?

Getting rid of gnats and flies can seem like challenging task! They’re tiny. They’re sneaky. They seem to never go away! Gnats populate quickly and tend to spread from plant to plant. The cause is over-watering or soil that is rich in organic matter. There are many solutions to get rid of gnats–from store bought chemical […]

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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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Top plants for bathrooms

We’ve noticed a trend popping up on GrowIt! — bathroom plants! So we thought we’d put together a list of great plants that will thrive in the low light, humid bathroom environment. Here are some houseplants that love humidity and also aide in air purification. Plus… if it’s close to the shower, you won’t forget […]

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Garden with Purpose — #Garden4Wildlife

A lot of our community members love to garden with a purpose — growing herbs to add pizzazz to a pasta dish, or growing tomatoes to make salsa or sauces. Other members talk about growing pollinator plants to help bee populations (and the food chain). But have you thought about gardening to build a wildlife […]

Flower Show Plants Tours To-Go

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, […]

Flower Show Member Spotlight

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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