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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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Let’s Inspire Each Other to #Garden4Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation organized in 1936 (before World War II!) to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world. They protect wildlife, help habitats, advocate for conservation policies, and connect kids to nature. We are so proud to partner with them to amplify their #Garden4Wildlife initiative. Gardeners can create a full habitat in […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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