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How to improve your work-life balance using office plants

How office plants can improve your work-life balance The positive benefits of plants are limitless, so why not bring your passion for plants into the office? Bringing plants into your office or just having one at your desk can drastically improve your work-life balance, battle pollutants in your workspace, and even boost creativity and production! So […]

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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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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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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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Ode to My Wildflower Garden

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). May this post inspire your wildflower garden. —————————————————————————————————   ‘Tis the season for […]

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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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