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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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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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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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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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Lillies: Easter vs Asiatic vs Oriental

Over the past couple months GrowIt! users shared photos of various lilies: Easter, Asiatic, and Oriental. However, we have noticed that many lilies were often mislabeled for one another. We hope that the photo examples that outline the characteristics of each lily type will help users better identify their lilies.   Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum): white […]

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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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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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Selecting Drought-Tolerant Plants

Member Spotlight: This is a guest post by GrowIt! member Andrea Holtz. Andrea lives and gardens in California. Check out her take on low-cost, recycle-oriented, space-efficient container gardening by following Andrea (tap from mobile) on GrowIt! and checking out her blog GreenWise Gardening. ——————————————————————- As a gardener on California’s Central Coast, I’ve been increasingly mindful […]

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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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Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

The GrowIt! community is a National Pollinator Garden Network partner, working to build awareness and register one million pollinator gardens to support the health of bees, butterflies, birds, and bats. Bees pollinate one-third of our food crops, yet pollinators are at a critical point in their survival. Join the movement. As of June 2017, our community has […]

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