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Chicago, IL– Family Workshop: Bird Feeders

You can help the resident birds by providing some much needed food during the winter months. Learn about who stays in the area for winter and how they survive. Each family will make one bird feeder. Materials and tools will be provided. This workshop is for families with children between the ages of 6-12 years […]

St. John, IN –FRESH GREENERY PORCH POT WORKSHOP

Create your very own porch pot arrangement with our proven formula and expert instruction! For this workshop we do only greenery, no decorations. You are free to decorate as you wish with an assortment of decorations that are available for purchase separately. Included: biodegradable pot, Spruce top, Oregonia, White Pine, Frasier Fir, and Variegated Cedar

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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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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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5 Reasons to attend the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show kicks off March 14 and runs through March 18 at Navy Pier. And we have 5 reasons you need to get there! 1) Take the GrowIt! Tours To-Go. Access planting and care instructions for all of the show plants, get behind-the-scenes information on the gardens and take the show […]

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Chicago’s Lurie Garden Engages Mobile Technology to Enhance Visitor Experience

This article written by Lynn Petrak was originally published in Public Garden Magazine. It appeared in Volume 32, Issue 1, 2017.  Published with permission from the APGA. ————————————————————————————————— The Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park has been a beacon for four-season beauty and sustainability since 2004. Now, the Lurie Garden is using beacon technology—an inexpensive […]

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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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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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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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Follow Your Favorite Gardens

GrowIt!’s Chicago Flower and Garden Show integration was the first mobile app enhancement of any marque flower show. The 2016 flower show celebrated all “Chicago Is” and included gardens, art, and culinary tastings that captured the architecture, culture, and cuisine that is Chicago. And though the show concluded, the inspiration is not lost — find […]

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