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‘Tis the Season – Garden Lovers Gift Ideas!

December 8, 2008
Jane Scurich

A bee or not a bee, that is the question

July 23, 2011
Nanette Londeree

A citrus tree for me, In Marin?

March 2, 2013
Karen Hamblett

A first-aid kit for gardeners is thoughtful and helps keep them safe

December 4, 2015
Dot Zanotti Ingels

A garden for tough times

May 1, 2009
Jeanne Price

A Green Autumn

September 29, 2008
Jennifer Kinion

A New Year, A New Compost Pile

January 9, 2009
Annie Spiegelman

A Pretty “Weed” for your Garden

September 17, 2007
Jeanne Price

A Rose By Any Other Name …

September 8, 2008
D.F. Braun

A Salad Garden

November 3, 2008
Julie Monson

A tomato for every garden

April 10, 2009
Jennifer Kinion

A Visit to the Redwood Creek Native Plant Nursery

June 11, 2007
Jeanne Price

Accessorizing the garden with annuals

May 29, 2015
Juliana Jensen

Add native plants to your garden

October 14, 2017
Anne-Marie Walker

Advantages of mixing native and nonnative plantings

October 2, 2010`
Julie Monson

Aesthetic pruning of trees and shrubs

February 9, 2013
Dave Phelps

Aging gardeners can continue their passion with a few tweaks

February 26, 2011
D.F. Braun

All Kinds of Tomatoes

April 2, 2012
Martha Proctor

All Stars for your Garden

January 30, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Alternatives to Lawns

April 23, 2012
Juliana Jensen

AMAZING Alstroemerias

July 28, 2008
Martha Proctor

An Aussie plant perfect for Marin gardens, too

March 05, 2011
Marybeth Kampman

April Showers Bring Flowers and Pollinators

May 14, 2012
Martha Proctor

April's the month to plant for a summer full of tasty tomatoes

April 09, 2011
Anne-Marie Walker

Arboretums are gardens of discovery and inspiration

December 25, 2015
Jane Scurich

Are gardeners using less pesticide?

June 18, 2007
D.F. Braun

Are weeds foes or friends?

November 16. 2013
Dave Phelps

Aromatic entryway gardens look, smell great

October 17, 2010
Barbara J. Euser

Asparagus

June 4, 2007
Marybeth Kampman

Aussie love affair keeps blooming

May 21, 2011
Gail Mason

Autumn is the season for gourds

November 19, 2011
Juliana Jensen

Backyard Sleuthing

June 04, 2011
Nanette Londeree

Bagrada bug is on its way

January 30, 2015
Wendy Irving

Bare bones about bareroot roses

January 05, 2008
Nanette Londeree

Bare root fruit trees a delicious idea

December 29, 2012
Marie Narlock

Bats have many positive benefits, unless they're living under your roof

July 17, 2010
Nanette Londeree

Be kind to to your plants' roots so they can thrive

May 14, 2011
Martha Proctor

Bees, flowers have electrifying connection

October 8, 2016
James Campbell

Beginning Beekeeping

February 18, 2008
Barbara J. Euser

Benefiting from how Native Americans cared for the land

November 27, 2010
Jeanne Price

Berries all summer long

July 1, 2017
Martha Proctor

Berries can be a delicious addition to your backyard

February 2, 2013
Marie Narlock

Berry bushes can bring splash of color in winter

December 21, 2013
Nanette Londeree

Beware of pine bark needles

August 1, 2014
Karen Gideon

Birds in the garden — friends or foes?

September 8, 2017
Karen Gideon

Boxwood blight arrives, but not in Marin — yet

August 19, 2017
Doris Gates

Breaking down the mystery of composting

November 2, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Bright spots of color help lift the drabness of the winter garden

Febrary 05, 2011
Martha Proctor

Brighten up with white

December 3, 2016
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Bringing Back the Victory Gardens

September 1, 2008
Marie Narlock

Bug-eating bats help control garden pests

July 2, 2016
Nanette Londeree

California natives add color during drought

April 4, 2015
Juliana Jensen

Can California feed the U.S. with less water?

March 27, 2015
Marie Narlock

Caring for gift plants at holidays

December 14, 2013
Jane Scurich

Caring for roses in drier times

March 22, 2014
Nanette Londeree

Carnivores in the Conservatory

May 26, 2008
Jane Scurich

Check your garden for pests

July 11, 2014
Jane Scurich

Choose Your Mulch Wisely

June 2, 2008
Nanette Londeree

Choosing options to invasive plants

October 5, 2013
Marie Narlock

Citron and Buddha's Hand

December 24, 2007
Marybeth Kampman

Citrus ideal for California gardens

December 12, 2014
Anne-Marie Walker

Citrus leafminer a sour reality for Marin

April 17, 2015
Wendy Irving

Climate chaos in the garden

November 7, 2014
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Coaxing My Wisteria to Flower

October 6, 2008
Marilyn Geary

Colorful plants from Australia do well in California

October 3, 2009
Katie Martin

Comfort in the Garden

August 4, 2008
D.F. Braun

Community gardens create food, flowers and friends

April 16, 2011
Dave Phelps

Community gardens grow more than just edibles

October 24, 2014
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Community gem in San Rafael's Falkirk

September 8, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Compost, mulch and amendments help replenish soil

December 12, 2009
Martha Proctor

Confessions of a first-time composter

August 13, 2011
Juliana Jensen

Conifers' gifts continue after the holidays, too

December 26, 2009
Nanette Londeree

Conserve Water, Our Liquid Gold

May 28, 2012
Dave Phelps

Create vibrant color palette in autumn landscape

October 6, 2012
Marie Narlock

Creating a Garden Album

March 19, 2007
Marybeth Kampman

Creating a sustainable future with landscaping

February 8, 2014
Juliana Jensen

Creating feng shui in your garden

February 20, 2015
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Creepy, crawly spiders help keep garden pests in check

October 23, 2015
Nanette Londeree

Cultivating your own food doesn't have to cost a bundle

June 12, 2010
Marybeth Kampman

Darwin, Divas and Worms

November 11, 2007
Annie Spiegelman

Debunking the myths about growing tomatoes

April 19, 2014
Marie Narlock

Demonstration garden a way to learn best practices for growing your own edibles

September 25, 2015
Anne-Marie Walker

Designing serenity

July 31, 2010
Julie Monson

Designing with low-maintenance succulents

June 01, 2013
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Designing your Garden with Drought-Tolerant Plants

September 22, 2008
Jeanne Price

Digital photography let's you see your garden in a new way

January 22, 2011
Marybeth Kampman

Dirty talk with the Dirt Diva

05/15/2010
Jennifer Kinion

Discover the magic of Marin Art & Garden Center

November 6, 2010
Nanette Londeree

Don’t let weeds overtake your garden

June 17, 2017
Nanette Londeree

Dracula orchids an exotic addition to gardens

October 15, 2016
Jane Scurich

Dreaming of spring in cold of winter

January 19, 2013
Juliana Jensen

Drought isn’t only problem impacting conifers

May 14, 2016
Wendy Irving

Drought may bring wildlife closer to home

August 1, 2015
Karen Gideon

Drought prompts more people to consider using gray water in gardens.

July 25, 2015
Wendy Irving

Easy Seeding Spring Annuals

February 26, 2007
Jennifer Kinion

Edible alliums can be delicious additions in yards

September 13, 2013
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Efforts to preserve Marin’s rare native plants

May 27, 2017
James Campbell

Encourage owls to keep your rodent problems in check

February 6, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Escaped Exotics, Invasive Plants

February 13, 2012
Katie Martin

Even the most observant gardener might miss the signs of root rot

January 16, 2015
Karen Gideon

Every garden could use some homey charm

September 4, 2010
D. F. Braun

Examine wind patterns to avoid damage to landscape.

July 18, 2015
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Experiencing Euphorbia

June 9, 2008
Barbara J. Euser

Fall in your Garden

November 13, 2010
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Fall is here; time to appreciate the season

October 22, 2016
Marie Narlock

Farmers markets are more than just a place to get your groceries

July 9, 2011
Marybeth Kampman

Feed your garden well

June 18, 2011
Jane Scurich

Feeding the garden that feeds you

March 6, 2015
Marie Narlock

Fight against sudden death syndrome needs citizen scientists

January 29, 2016
Barbara Robertson

Fine tuning landscape’s ecology to keep out pests

January 12, 2013
Dave Phelps

Fire season is still here; maintenance is key

September 23, 2017
Diane Lynch

Fire-safe landscaping can be beautiful

December 27, 2013
Jill Fugaro

Flower power — edibles are full of antioxidants

September 1, 2017
Barbara Robertson

Flower power at this year’s fair

June 24, 2017
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Flower preserving is a time-honored art

August 7, 2010
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Flowering trees, plants add color in bleak winter gardens

January 2, 2009
Martha Proctor

Foamy bark canker disease poses threat for Marin’s live oaks

February 6, 2015
Martha Proctor

For busy green thumbs, raised beds require less maintenance, extend growing season

August 28, 2010
Dave Phelps

Form and function of trees

September 25, 2010
Nanette Londeree

Four English Garden Designers

August 20, 2007
D.F. Braun

Foxglove offers a spectacular display

June 5,2009
Julie Monson

Fremontodendron californica, Flannelbush Fremontia: a spectacular late=spring and summer bloomer

April 14, 2008
Julie Monson

Fruit trees, other plants need dormancy brought on by the cold

January 15, 2010
Martha Proctor

Fruit trees, other plants need dormancy brought on by the cold

January 16, 2010
Martha Proctor

Fruit trees: impulse buyers beware

September 24, 2007
Marie Narlock

Garden Good Guys – Toads

February 5, 2007
Nanette Londeree

Garden Myth Busting

February 6, 2012
Marie Narlock

Garden soil needs a healthy balance

December 5, 2009
Martha Proctor

Gardener’s checklist for summer

July 16, 2007
Marie Narlock

Gardening for a future of climate change

February 25, 2017
Barbara Robinson

Gardening for the Birds

March 5, 2012
Juliana Jensen

Gardening in Difficult Places: A Tale of Two Median Islands

August 13, 2007
Julie Monson

Gardening in indoor small spaces takes thought

September 4, 2009
Barbara J. Euser

Gardening in the shade offers challenges and beauty

May 07, 2011
Julie Monson

Gardening Muses

February 11, 2008
D.F. Braun

Gardening offers many health benefits

February 12, 2009
Julie Monson

Gardening to Scale: Beyond Bonsai

October 13, 2008
Janice Austin

Gardening with Energy Costs in Mind

May 12, 2008
Martha Proctor

Gardening without Watering

January 21, 2008
Barbara J. Euser

Get garden pests while they’re dormant

January 9, 2015
Dave Phelps

Get into grafting

January 7, 2017
Jane Scurich

Get your garden ready for winter vegetables

September 17, 2016
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Get your soil ready for next years edible garden

September 04, 2015
Juliana Jensen

Getting the most out of nursery visits

June 20, 2014
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Getting to Know the Garden Good Guys

March 10, 2008
Nanette Londeree

Give kids a place to grow their own

05/29/2010
Dot Ingels

Give thanks to all that contribute to our gardens

November 27, 2015
Karen Gideon

Give your garden TLC with mulch

November 28, 2014
Martha Proctor

Give your landscape a makeover

September 27
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Give your tomatoes TLC to combat disease, minimize pests

June 4, 2016
Anne-Marie Walker

Give Your Wallet a Break!

July 14, 2008
Nanette Londeree

Glean insight into your plants at farmers markets

July 20, 2013
Marie Narlock

Go ergonomic with your tools

February 23, 2013
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Good gardens start from the ground up

November 28, 2009
Martha Proctor

Good mulching boosts soil and adds beauty to your garden

July 23, 2016
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Grass alternatives give more, take less

May 22, 2015
Marie Narlock

Great reads for children

December 8, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Green Gulch Farm horticulturalist shares principles for growing food organically

March 27, 2009
Katie Martin

Green Roofs

May 14, 2007
Marilyn Geary

Green Roofs and Living Walls

May 7, 2012
Barbara J. Euser

Growing a community garden in Tiburon

October 10, 2009
Jeanne Price

Growing a salad garden in a pot

May 8, 2009
Marybeth Kampman

Growing Cyclamen in Greece and Marin

November 24, 2008
Barbara J. Euser

Growing edibles in wintertime

December 1, 2008
Marie Narlock

Growing native plants from seeds

October 1, 2016
Karen Gideon

Growing olives at home

January 26, 2013
Anne-Marie Walker

Growing shrubs and small trees in containers

February 19, 2011
Julie Monson

Growing UP - Vertical gardens create buildings that are vibrantly verdant, dynamic

July 25, 2009
Marybeth Kampman

Growing vegetables the lazy way

May 11, 2013
Marie Narlock

Grown in the neighborhood! Marin Farmers Markets are Back!

April 23, 2007
Annie Spiegelman

Habit gardens really will boost dwindling pollinators

October 10, 2014
Marie Narlock

Habitat gardening can offer lots for wildlife, great views

March 6, 2009
Barbara J. Euser

Harvest herbs now for year-round culinary adventures

October 17, 2014
Juliana Jensen

Healing gardens nurture and replenish us

June 25, 2007
Marilyn Geary

Healthy citrus trees require year-round care

August 6, 2016
Wendy Irving

Healthy soil has just the right nutrients in the right amounts

April 30, 2016
James Campbell

Heat Stressed Plants

June 30, 2008
Martha Proctor

Heavenly Bamboo Lives up to its Name

June 23, 2008
Julie Monson

Hellebores, tolerant and colorful

December 24, 2016
Diane Lynch

Helping Homeowners Save Water in Their Gardens

April 6, 2013
Dave Phelps

Helping restore habitat in the Presidio

September 29, 2012
Jane Scurich

Herbs for all seasons

September 10, 2016
Anne-Marie Walker

Herbs for what ail you

October 23, 2010
D. F. Braun

Herbs in the Garden: Ancient History and Modern Use

January 15, 2007
D.F. Braun

Herbs with History

March 20, 2010
Barbara J. Euser

Hidden Bounty of Marin—A Documentary Reminder to Think Globally, Eat Locally

October 27, 2008
Marie Narlock

Hillside Gardening

May 7, 2007
Jane Scurich

Hillside gardening offers challenges, opportunities

January 1, 2011
Dave Phelps

Hillside gardens offer joys and challenges

February 13, 2016
Marie Narlock

Holiday gift ideas for people who love plants and flowers

November 21, 2014
Jane Scurich

Holistic approach to landscaping

Nover 12, 2011
Dave Phelps

Horticultural oils battle bugs nontoxically

June 11, 2011
Martha Proctor

Houseplants Part 1

January 16, 2012
Nanette Londeree

Houseplants Part 2

January 23, 2012
Nanette Londeree

How not to smother your beloved plants

July 8, 2017
Karen Gideon

How to attract pollinators to your garden

May 6, 2017
Barbara Robertson

How to choose a qualified arborist

November 13, 2015
Martha Proctor

How to choose a tomato plant

March 29, 2014
Martha Proctor

How to combat powdery mildew on plants

November 11, 2012
Martha Proctor

How to correctly manage garden pests

October 22, 2011
Dot Zanotti Ingels

How to create a sustainable garden

April 3, 2009
Marybeth Kampman

How to create a truly low-maintenance garden

July 16, 2011
Marie Narlock

How to determine what makes your soil healthy

July 30, 2016
Martha Proctor

How to encourage the miracle of a healthy garden

March 11, 2017
Martha Proctor

How to get the best harvest from your edibles

January 18, 2014
Anne Marie Walker

How to Help our Pollinators

October 22, 2007
Barbara Euser

How to keep snakes, slugs away

January 21, 2017
Nanette Londeree

How to keep your roses rosy

June 18, 2016
Nanette Londeree

How to prepare your edible garden for winter

September 26, 2014
Anne-Marie Walker

How to propagate plants

March 9, 2013
Marie Narlock

How to stop fire blight from infecting your apple, pear and quince trees

November 6, 2015
Anne-Marie Walker

Hummingbirds, nature’s extremists

November 26, 2016
Marie Narlock

Hydrangeas: Prune for Maximum Flowering

January 1, 2007
Julie Monson

Hydroponically grown veggies gaining in popularity

May 7, 2016
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Hydrozoning saves water

June 6, 2015
Dave Phelps

If your stately oak tree could talk

May 17, 2014
Marie Narlock

Increasing biodiversity in our gardens will help offset harmful human impacts

September 3, 2011
Dave Phelps

Indian Valley Organic Farm a good place for soil, produce and farmers

September 15, 2012
Nanette Londeree

Indigo and the ancient craft of dyeing

December 18, 2010
Marybeth Kampman

Integrated pest management makes good sense

December 10, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Invite birds into your garden

October 29, 2016
Karen Gideon

Invite reptiles and amphibians into your garden

May 28, 2016
Karen Gideon

Is that really a geranium?

August 8, 2014
Nanette Londeree

Is your eco- friendly garden also sustainable?

August 14, 2015
Marie Narlock

It's that bulb-planting time of year again

November 14, 2009
Marie Narlock

Japanese maples require little but offer color and more

January 08, 2011
Julie Monson

Keep it simple - plant self-cleaning roses

August 23, 2013
Nanette Londeree

Keeping blight off of fruit trees

February 16, 2013
Nanette Londeree

Keeping butterflies in the garden

May 1, 2015
Juliana Jensen

Keeping plants healthy with propagation

April 12, 2014
Jane Scurich

Keys for planting a symbiotic blend of edibles

July 27, 2013
Anne-Marie Walker

Kiwi, gooseberries and passion fruit offer shade and tasty rewards

March 26, 2011
Jennifer Kinion

Knock, Knock—Who’s There?

June 16, 2008
Janice Austin

Know how to water plants to grow healthy roots

June 11, 2016
Barbara Robertson

Know what plants have been treated with

March 4, 2017
Jane Scurich

Know what, when and how to plant for good eats ahead

March 20, 2015
Anne-Marie Walker

Know when to harvest your garden’s bounty

August 21, 2015
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Know your soil before you plant

October 31, 2014
Wendy Irving

Knowing when to prune is key to healthy plants

October 30, 2015
Juliana Jensen

Knowing which plants and products are toxic could save your pet

June 13, 2015
Karen Gideon

Lasagna composting is like comfort food for your soil

November 20, 2015
Jane Scurich

Late Summer Color

September 10, 2007
Jennifer Kinion

Leafy prehistoric ferns ideally suited for Marin's climate

July 28, 2012
Jane Scurich

Learn About Plants and More at the Tomato Market

April 13, 2013
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Learn to grow your own, organically

February 12, 2011
Marie Narlock

Learning how to save seeds may help species facing extinction

October 1, 2011
Martha Proctor

Leavesare more than fall color

November 26, 2011
Martha Proctor

Lessons from a foray into backyard beekeeping

October 31, 2009
Barbara J. Euser

Live and let live: Overgrown plants can bring unexpected beauty

January 29, 2007
Jennifer Kinion

Living gifts are the best

November 30, 2013
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences

March 24, 2008
Jeanne Price

Low-water succulents offer textures, shapes, colors and sizes to enhance any garden

July 2, 2011
Barbara J. Euser

Lush lawns that use less water

June 19, 2009
Marie Narlock

Make herbal gifts from the garden

November 12, 2016
Diane Lynch

Make Time for Garlic

December 3, 2007
Jennifer Kinion

Make your landscape fire-safe

May 8, 2015
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Making your own wreath is easy and rewarding

December 4, 2010
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Managing scale on your fruit trees requires a multifaceted approach

September 20, 2014
Nanette Londeree

Many consider purslane a weed, but it's a powerhouse of nutrition

August 27, 2011
Marybeth Kampman

Many plants thrive in the shade

September 19, 2009
D.F. Braun

Marin County Fair exhibit showcases what works in area gardens

June 25, 2016
Diane Lynch

Marin Master Gardener: Gifts for Growers

12/19/2009
Jane Scurich

Marin Ventures plants seed for well-being

August 25, 2012
Marie Narlock

Marin's climate is perfect for growing grapes, and arbors give them support

07/03/2010
Barbara J. Euser

Marin's Mediterranean climate ideal for growing olives

September 19, 2011
Barbara J. Euser

Marin's weather often to blame for paltry tomato crop

August 14, 2009
Nanette Londeree

Marin’s a perfect incubator for peach leaf curl

April 26, 2014
Dave Phelps

Master Gardener program benefits others and those who sign up

August 13, 2016
Martha Proctor

Mastering the art and science of pruning

April 22, 2017
James Campbell

Microgreens deliver intense flavors, are easy to g row

March 12, 2011
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Midsummer Gardening Tips

July 07, 2008
Jennifer Kinion

Minimizing drought, frost damage to trees and shrubs

August 22, 2014
Martha Proctor

Moving beyond sustainability starts at home

May 4, 2013
Dave Phelps

Mysterious botanical deviations that occur naturally can spark wonder

December 22, 2012
Nanette Londeree

Native edibles from plot to plate

April 29, 2017
Anne-Marie Walker

Native edibles from plot to plate

March 25, 2017
Anne Marie Walker

Native grasses, sedges and rushes soften transitions

June 3, 2017
Karen Gideon

Native plants in your garden can boost biodiversity

May 13, 2017
Marie Narlock

Native plants need TLC, too

August 20, 2016
Barbara Robinson

Native plants that flower and produce berries work well in gardens

August 6, 2011
Julie Monson

Native shrubs create a visual anchor in landscapes - fast

November 7, 2009
Jennifer Kinion

Need to conserve despite all the rain

March 18, 2017
Diane Lynch

New threat to citrus trees

April 9, 2016
Wendy Irving

New Year’ s resolutions for your garden

December 26, 2014
Karen Gideon

New Zealand flax provides vertical structure to your garden design

January 8, 2007
Jane Scurich

Non-Native Invasive Plants

March 21, 2005
Martha Proctor

Not So Crass -- Getting to Know the Crassula Family

February 25, 2008
Janice Austin

Not your grandmother's hydrangeas

September 10, 2011
Jane Scurich

Nothing quite like a freshly picked bouquet

July 21, 2012
Nanette Londere

Now is the time to harvest rainwater

December 7, 2013
Dave Phelps

Oh Christmas Tree!

December 10, 2007
Martha Proctor

Olive bark beetle, a threat to state’s trees?

September 16, 2017
Martha Proctor

Olive trees fit perfectly in Marin's Mediterranean-like climate

August 29, 2009
Jennifer Kinion

Olompali Historic State Park celebrates heritage, rehabilitates gardens

May 15, 2009
Marilyn Geary

Open Garden Project expanding

05/08/2010
Marybeth Kampman

Organic demonstration garden hosts Master Gardener workshops

September 3, 2016
Marie Narlock

Ornamental grasses for your landscape

November 2, 2013
Martha Proctor

Out, out damn'd weeds

September 11, 2010
Martha Proctor

Pampas grass can be beastly but beautiful

05/22/2010
Julie Monson

Pansy--A Friend in Winter

January 14, 2008
D.F. Braun

Passionate gardeners wanted

August 12, 2017
Wendy Irving

Path and walkways beautify and enhance our enjoyment of our garden

September 24, 2011
Julie Monson

Paying Attention to Mushrooms

February 04, 2008
Sandra Massen

Pelargoniums just need a little TLC

August 26, 2017
Jane Scurich

Peonies For Our Mild Marin Climate

October 20, 2008
Jane Scurich

Perennials offer boundless blooms

May 15, 2015
Nanette Londeree

Permeable landscaping can be good for you and the Earth

June 22, 2013
Karen Hamblett

Permeable surfaces let rainwater soak naturally into the earth

04/24/2010
Marie Narlock

Pesticides aren’t all bad

February 18, 2017
Nanette Londeree

Pests? Think before you spray

October 21, 2017
Nanette Londeree

Photo Garden Journal

October 8,2007
Marybeth Kampman

Picking the right tree for the job

February 1, 2014
Marie Narlock

Pitting Bug Against Bug in the Landscape

March 23, 2013
Dave Phelps

Plan now for a colorful spring, thanks to bulbs

September 12, 2014
Jane Scurich

Plant a tomato rainbow in your garden

April 2, 2016
Diane Lynch

Plant Bulbs For Spring Flowers

August 27, 2007
Jane Scurich

Plant natives and you can cut water and time in landscaping

February 27, 2010
Marie Narlock

Plant your bare root fruit trees now

January 1, 2016
Wendy Irving

Planting bulbs an easy way to create colorful garden

January 16, 2009
Martha Proctor

Planting for year-round harvests

June 15, 2013
Juliana Jensen

Planting in Layers

August 6, 2007
Barbara Euser

Planting inspiration

October 9, 2010
Marie Narlock

Planting natives creates 'sweet bee-garden'

July 3, 2009
Barbara J. Euser

Planting roses now means you’ll have gorgeous blooms for months

February 13, 2015
Nanette Londeree

Planting Spring Vegetables

March 26, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Plants and people, connected for life

July 9, 2016
Marie Narlock

Plants are cleaning machines

June 10, 2017
Diane Lynch

Plants don’t always play well with others

December 31, 2016
James Campbell

Plants need companions too

July 26, 2014
Juliana Jensen

Plants with Place

November 26, 2007
Marie Narlock

Playtime with succulents

December 25, 2010
Jane Scurich

Plumbago—A Gardener’s Dream

November 17, 2008
Martha Proctor

Poinsettia –From Weed to Winner

December 15, 2008
Jeanne Price

Pollination Ecology

March 17, 2008
Katie Martin

Pollinators

February 20, 2012
Dave Phelps

Pome trees a striking addition to gardens and practical

February 27, 2015
Anne-Marie Walker

Pomegranates are made for drought

September 5, 2014
Marie Narlock

Ponds, When it comes to building a backyard water feature, start with a good plan

August 1, 2009
Julie Monson

Potted plants can keep gophers at bay

August 18, 2012
Juliana Jensen

Pretty and Edible - It's easy to mix veggies and herbs into your ornamental landscape

April 23, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Primer on Pruning

January 9, 2012
Julie Monson

Promoting habitat gardening for bees

04/10/2010
Martha Proctor

Proper pruning of wisteria produces a plethora of blossoms

October 24, 2009
Julie Monson

Properly pruning fruit trees promotes healthy growth

January 2, 2015
Martha Proctor

Protect your plants from winter’s freeze

December 5, 2014
Wendy Irving

Providing Drainage – the Spaces in Between

February 19, 2007
Barbara Euser

Prune apricot and cherry trees soon, but hurry

August 27, 2016
Martha Proctor

Prune roses now for that big bloom in spring

January 05, 2013
Nanette Londeree

Pruning roses for spring growth

January 11, 2014
Dave Phelps

Pruning trees in summer has its benefits

July 13, 2013
Dave Phelps

QuarryHill Botanical Garden

May 21, 2012
Juliana Jensen

Rabbit Food for Roses?

April 9, 2007
Nanette Londeree

Rain makes the world go round

December 17, 2016
Marie Narlock

Rats can do a lot of damage around home, garden

July 18, 2009
Nanette Londeree

Reap nature's rewards with native plants

April 27, 2013
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Redwoods can be challenging obstacle

March 6, 2010
Marie Narlock

Rerouting the rain to reduce runoff can enhance landscape

July 7, 2012
Barbara J. Euser

Reseeding, a blessing and a curse

October 28, 2017
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Ribes are a winter wonder for Marin Gardens

December 11, 2015
Barbara Robertson

Rose Pruning Basics

January 01, 2008
Nanette Londeree

Rose slugs, a thorn in a rose’s side

July 22, 2017
Jane Scurich

Roses get a bad rap as fussy divas needing extra care

05/01/2010
Nanette Londeree

Roses in January

January 2, 2012
Barbara J. Euser

Royal Companions

July 2, 2996
Nanette Londeree

San Francisco's dahlia garden is in full bloom

September 18, 2010
Jane Scurich

San Rafael's Falkirk center gets a makeover

May 23, 2009
Nanette Londeree

Save money, resources with landscaping advice

August 8, 2009
Marie Narlock

Saving drought stressed trees

September 18, 2015
Barbara Robertson

Saving your pumpkin seeds

November 23, 2013
Juliana Jensen

Scented Geraniums As Culinary Treats

July 21, 2008
Jane Scurich

Seasonal benefits of cover crops

October 20, 2012
Dave Phelps

Seed libraries offer roots to the past

May 21, 2016
Jane Scurich

Seeds hold the miracle of life, so save, swap and share them

August 21, 2009
Marilyn Geary

Selecting and Caring for Garden Tools

December 22, 2008
Jennifer Kinion

Setting water priorities during drought

July 18, 2014
Dave Phelps

Sharpshooters a growing menace to vineyards, home gardens

August 28, 2015
Wendy Irving

Sheeting mulching can be forgiving way to improve soil

December 15, 2012
Martha Proctor

Shrubs do much more than block undesirable views

December 19, 2015
Nanette Londeree

Simple steps to a water wise salad garden

June 20, 2015
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Size matters when it comes to conifers

December 19, 2014
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Slow it down, spread it out, soak it in: Collecting rainwater keeps it from going down the drain

January 30, 2010
Nanette Londeree

SMALL FALL GARDENS

August 18, 2008
Joan Irwin

Smart planting, exchanging seeds, composting will help ecosystem

4/17/2010
D.F. Braun

Snack Time in the Garden

July 30, 2007
Annie Spiegelman

Snails and slugs

November 14, 2014
Juliana Jensen

Sold on Salvia

December 11, 2010
Jennifer Kinion

Solving Soil Problems

April 9, 2012
Dave Phelps

Some insects can spread diseases among plants

May 24, 2014
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Sow inspiration with books for the holidays

November 17, 2012
Jane Scurich

Specimen trees bring beauty and interest to garden

November 5, 2011
Barbara J. Euser

Sports, fascination, basket stinkhorn and other botanical oddities

April 16, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Spray now or pay later

January 23, 2009
Nanette Londeree

Spring Puttering - Now is a perfect time to start planning a kitchen garden

January 29, 2011
Jennifer Kinion

Springtime brings new growth - and pesky pests

April 17, 2009
Nanette Londeree

Sprouting kids fascination with beans

06/26/2010
Jane Scurich

Starting your own garden takes a can-do attitude

February 13, 2010
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Succulents are beautiful and built for drought

September 11, 2015
Marie Narlock

Succulents can be propogated easily

September 24, 2016
Wendy Irving

Succulents in containers – a designers dream

June 13, 2014
Martha Proctor

Summer and fall blooming bulbs

March 12, 2007
Jane Scurich

Summer's best recipe -- fruits and veggies in containers

April 23, 2011
Marie Narlock

Sun-blocked landscapes call for thoughtful approach

October 11, 2013
Karen Hamblett

Sweet peas are fragrance of spring

November 21, 2009
D.F. Braun

Tackling tomato troubles

August 5, 2017
James Campbell

Take a walk, conserve water

July 10, 2010
Jeanne Price

Taking vital signs in your garden

October 7, 2017
Marty Nelson

Teaching kids about health, nutrition, eco-consciousness

January 15, 2011
Kathy Carver

Teaching moments can sprout with plants

September 6, 2013
Dave Phelps

Testing roses is serious, but what results!

January 30, 2009
D.F. Braun

The Beautiful Predators

September 15, 2008
Nanette Londeree

The Brilliant Colors of Fall

November 10, 2008
Nanette Londeree

The buzz on California’s native bees

January 23, 2015
Marie Narlock

The buzz on yellowjackets

July 15, 2017
Dot Zanotti Ingels

The Calla

May 19, 2008
Jeanne Price

The case of the curious pest

May 31, 2009
D.F. Braun

The Chinese Garden

November 11, 2007
D.F. Braun

The dangerous beauty of poisonous plants

April 02, 2011
Nanette Londeree

The Full Scoop About Fertilizers

April 20, 2013
Nanette Londeree

The full scoop about soil amendments

October 27, 2012
Nanette Londeree

The Greening of Gardeners

May 21, 2007
Marie Narlock

The Power of Beneficial Insects and Native Plants

October 16, 2015
Karen Gideon

The Seeds They are a Changing

February 12, 2007
Annie Spiegelman

The textures and colors of a coral reef can inspire gardeners

April 30, 2011
Barbara J. Euser

The Top 10 Ways to Kill Plants You Love

March 19, 2012
Nanette Londeree

The worm in the apple

May 10, 2014
Nanette Londeree

These plants are true companions

May 28, 2011

Think about plotting your garden plot

October 17, 2009
Marybeth Kampman

Think beyond the familiar and plant native bulbs

October 2, 2015
Juliana Jensen

Three good reasons to plot out space for edibles

March 16, 2013
Marie Narlock

Tillandsias need little care but provide much enjoyment

February 27, 2016
Jane Scurich

Time for tomatoes

April 1, 2017
Dot Ingels

Time to be Picky

August 21, 2010
Jennifer Kinion

Timing is everything when harvesting vegetables

September 1, 2012
Martha Proctor

Timing, technique play key role in dividing perennials

October 13, 2012
Martha Proctor

Tiny mites can be a mighty big problem

August 29, 2014
Nanette Londeree

Tips on Keeping Cut Flowers Fresher Longer

July 23, 2007
Jane Scurich

Tomato market will help you find the perfect variety for your garden

April 10, 2015
Juliana Jensen

Tough guys in the Garden

January 16, 2016
Diane Lynch

Treehouses: not just for kids anymore

June 11, 2005
Marie Narlock

Truly fresh picked

October 30, 2010
Martha Proctor

Try drought-tolerant sorrel in your edible landscape

June 16, 2012
Marybeth Kampman

Try Unusual Vegetables

February 27, 2012
Marybeth Kampman

Turn garden into sustainable landscape

November 19, 2016
Anne-Marie Walker

Turn off the sprinklers

July 4, 2014
Marie Narlock

Turning a Private Garden into a Public One

April 16, 2007
Jeanne Price

Underground invaders to your garden

September 22, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Understanding heirloom, hybrid and open-pollinated seeds

February 4, 2017
Barbara Robinson

Understanding the water needs of plants in the summer

May 25, 2013
Karen Gideon

Understanding what's below your plants will help keep them healthy

October 9, 2015
Martha Proctor

United by a love of gardens

July 4, 2015
Karen Gideon

Unusual weather extremes impacting trees, leaves

July 29, 2017
Nanette Londeree

Using edibles as part of your garden design

October 8, 2011
Nanette Londeree

Using less water in the garden

April 30, 2012
Marie Narlock

Using water effectively in yards

July 24, 2010
Dave Phelps

Vampires of the insect world can be beneficial

August 07, 2015
Nanette Londeree

Vines add charm, shade, interest

November 5, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Warming up to frost

January 4, 2014
Marie Narlock

Watch Out for That Ladder—Oh, the Agonies of Gardening

June 12, 2006
Diane Lynch

Water features for your landscape

October 26, 2013
Karen Gideon

Weed woes in your garden

January 14, 2017
Martha Proctor

What does 'hardiness' mean, anyway?

July 14, 2012
Martha Proctor

What makes a plant invasive?

September 30, 2017
James Campbell

What residents can do to help fight sudden oak death

April 15, 2017
Anne-Marie Walker

What sustainable farming can teach us about well being

August 9, 2013
Martha Proctor

What to consider when buying a plant that will thrive

July 11, 2009
Martha Proctor

What to Do When Unwanted Deer Appear

March 30, 2013
Jane Scurich

What to know about fruit trees

January 28, 2017
Martha Proctor

What to look for when buying bareroot roses

December 31, 2007
Nanette Londeree

What's bugging your roses?

June 08, 2013
Nanette Londeree

What's in a name? Everything

06/05/2010
Martha Proctor

What's wrong with my plant?

July 9, 2007
Nanette Londeree

What’s bugging your tomatoes?

July 11, 2015
Nanette Londeree

What’s the difference between ants and termites?

May 03, 2014
Nanette Londeree

What’s wrong with my plant?

April 16, 2012
Nanette Londeree

When pesky birds need to take wing

August 20, 2011
Nanette Londeree

When planting in urban landscape, think small

March 13, 2010
Julie Monson

Who Greened Your County

January 28, 2008
Marie Narlock

Who says your garden needs to be green?

November 20, 2010
Marie Narlock

Why Do Leaves Fall

November 19, 2007
Martha Proctor

Why I choose Choisya: The evergreen shrub with everything

April 30, 2007
Julie Monson

Wild west gardening

June 27, 2015
Nanette Londeree

Wild, wet winter can bring problems to home garden

April 8, 2017
Nanette Londeree

Wildflowers abloom all over Marin’s hillsides

April 24, 2015
Martha Proctor

Wildflowers are the ultimate survivors

February 11, 2017
Marie Narlock

Wildflowers can be a low-cost addition to the garden

December 1, 2012
Karen Hamblett

Wildflowers need your help

January 8, 2016
Marie Narlock

Wildly Successful Plants, Northern , by Pam Peirce. A Review

October 29, 2007
Julie Monson

Winter herbs delight the senses

November 24, 2012
Juliana Jensen

With El Nino and continued drought, inspect and prepare your garden

January 23, 2016
Karen Gideon

Xeriscaping -- Using less water while enhancing beauty

November 9, 2013
Marie Narlock

Year-round gardening means you may have to pull some producing plants

January 02, 2010
Jennifer Kinion

Yikes, thrips

May 20, 2017
Jane Scurich

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