Marin Master Gardeners
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Pollinator Plant Sale - 3/7/2020

MG Pollinator Sale
Come to our sale and find 35 pollinator plant varieties.

How to Attract Pollinators

How to Attract Pollinators
A habitat garden provides wildlife with resources for survival: food, water, shelter, and a place to raise young. Selecting plant species with a staggered bloom sequence ensures food for each pollinator's unique season. Read on for general design guidelines for pollinator habitat...

Treating Aphids

Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feed on it, but low to moderate numbers of aphids usually aren’t damaging to gardens or landscape trees.  Learn the best way to treat these pests...

Beneficial Insects Handle Aphids

How to Protect Plants from Frost

frosted leaves
When the outside temperature drops to freezing, some plants need protection. Be ready to deal with this problem.  Read on to find out...

Preventing Erosion

Preventing Erosion
After Marin's dry summers, we depend on rainfall for the deep watering our native and garden plants need.  Ideally our winter rains fall gently on rich and stable soil, nourishing our thirsty plants, but when the rain washes away topsoil and floods flowerbeds, it can become too much of a good thing.  Read on...

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Helping Ground Nesting Bees

Andrenidae (Mining Bees) from UC Berlelly Urban Bee Lab
Seventy percent of native bee species in the United States are ground nesting.  Want to help our ground nesting bees?  Read on for more information...

News from the Edible Demonstration Garden

It’s been a quiet month at the Edible Demonstration Garden at Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden with the rain preventing most activities.  But January is a good month to think ahead to the busy months starting in the spring.  Read on for an update from the garden...

Enhance Your Garden With Succulents

For the water-conscious gardener, succulents may make an ideal contribution to the garden. Their varied textures, shapes and sizes will enhance the garden's design.  Read on to learn more... 

Fire-smart Landscaping -- Incorporating Some Best Practices Into Your Landscape

fire-smart landscaping
Defensible space can be beautiful and also address concerns of conserving water and protecting biodiversity.  Read on to find out how...

Opportunity Fund

UC Marin Master Gardeners are grateful for a tax-deductible donation to support our program.

Got garden questions? Ask a Master Gardener...

VISIT: UCCE Master Gardener Help Desk
1682 Novato Boulevard, Suite 150-B
Novato, CA 94947
          CALL: (415) 473-4204

Seasonal Farmers Markets open in May.  Visit a Master Gardener Help Desk at your local Farmers Market.  Click here for the schedule.


The mission of the Marin Master Gardeners is to extend research based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to Marin residents.

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