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What colors do Poinsettias come in?

What colors do Poinsettias come in? There are more than 100 varieties of Poinsettias. Do you opt for the traditional colors and varieties, or prefer to display an uncommon or new take on this popular holiday plant? We searched GrowIt! and found Poinsettias in blue, teal, purple, and pink hues. Members staged them in giant […]

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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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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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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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GrowIt! Guides: Power of the Filter / Getting Started With Projects

Power of the Filter Remember that great variety you saw when you were wandering through the greenhouse last week? Sna…snow…what was it? Leverage Search on GrowIt! to try to find it, and so much more. Fill your feed with only the plants you want to see with GrowIt’s Filter. It’s locally based, so you’re seeing plants […]

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Why Mass Plantings Are Beautiful

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post re-published from GrowIt! community member @daisy96’s blog “Sienna Mae Heath’s Writing: The Art of Savoring Time.” Check out all of her posts and subscribe to her blog here. Connect with her on GrowIt! here. (tap from mobile) ————————————————————————————————— Considering my last post summarized a flurry of experiences, let’s […]

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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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