Marin Master Gardeners
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Birds, Bees, Butterflies, & Other Beneficials

   A bee or not a bee, that is the question
July 23, 2011

Nanette Londeree
   April Showers Bring Flowers and Pollinators
May 14, 2012

Martha Proctor
   Bees, flowers have electrifying connection
October 8, 2016

James Campbell
   Beginning Beekeeping
February 18, 2008

Barbara J. Euser
   Birds in the garden — friends or foes?
September 8, 2017

Karen Gideon
   Bug-eating bats help control garden pests
July 2, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   Darwin, Divas and Worms
November 11, 2007

Annie Spiegelman
   Encourage owls to keep your rodent problems in check
February 6, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   Flower power at this year’s fair
June 24, 2017

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Garden Good Guys – Toads
February 5, 2007

Nanette Londeree
   Gardening for the Birds
March 5, 2012

Juliana Jensen
   Getting to Know the Garden Good Guys
March 10, 2008

Nanette Londeree
   Give thanks to all that contribute to our gardens
November 27, 2015

Karen Gideon
   Habit gardens really will boost dwindling pollinators
October 10, 2014

Marie Narlock
   How to attract pollinators to your garden
May 6, 2017

Barbara Robertson
   How to Help our Pollinators
October 22, 2007

Barbara Euser
   Hummingbirds, nature’s extremists
November 26, 2016

Marie Narlock
   Invite birds into your garden
October 29, 2016

Karen Gideon
   Invite reptiles and amphibians into your garden
May 28, 2016

Karen Gideon
   Keeping butterflies in the garden
May 1, 2015

Juliana Jensen
   Know what plants have been treated with
March 4, 2017

Jane Scurich
   Lessons from a foray into backyard beekeeping
October 31, 2009

Barbara J. Euser
   Pitting Bug Against Bug in the Landscape
March 23, 2013

Dave Phelps
   Pollination Ecology
March 17, 2008

Katie Martin
   Pollinators
February 20, 2012

Dave Phelps
   Promoting habitat gardening for bees
04/10/2010

Martha Proctor
   The Beautiful Predators
September 15, 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 Power of Beneficial Insects and Native Plants
October 16, 2015

Karen Gideon
   Vampires of the insect world can be beneficial
August 07, 2015

Nanette Londeree

Community & School Gardens

   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
   Discover the magic of Marin Art & Garden Center
November 6, 2010

Nanette Londeree
   Growing a community garden in Tiburon
October 10, 2009

Jeanne Price
   Marin Ventures plants seed for well-being
August 25, 2012

Marie Narlock
   Olompali Historic State Park celebrates heritage, rehabilitates gardens
May 15, 2009

Marilyn Geary
   Open Garden Project expanding
05/08/2010

Marybeth Kampman
   Planting inspiration
October 9, 2010

Marie Narlock
   San Rafael's Falkirk center gets a makeover
May 23, 2009

Nanette Londeree
   Sprouting kids fascination with beans
06/26/2010

Jane Scurich
   Teaching kids about health, nutrition, eco-consciousness
January 15, 2011

Kathy Carver
   Teaching moments can sprout with plants
September 6, 2013

Dave Phelps
   Turning a Private Garden into a Public One
April 16, 2007

Jeanne Price

Design

   Aromatic entryway gardens look, smell great
October 17, 2010

Barbara J. Euser
   Brighten up with white
December 3, 2016

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Create vibrant color palette in autumn landscape
October 6, 2012

Marie Narlock
   Creating feng shui in your garden
February 20, 2015

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Designing serenity
July 31, 2010

Julie Monson
   Designing your Garden with Drought-Tolerant Plants
September 22, 2008

Jeanne Price
   Dreaming of spring in cold of winter
January 19, 2013

Juliana Jensen
   Fire-safe landscaping can be beautiful
December 27, 2013

Jill Fugaro
   For busy green thumbs, raised beds require less maintenance, extend growing season
August 28, 2010

Dave Phelps
   Four English Garden Designers
August 20, 2007

D.F. Braun
   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 to Scale: Beyond Bonsai
October 13, 2008

Janice Austin
   Getting the most out of nursery visits
June 20, 2014

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Give your landscape a makeover
September 27

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Good mulching boosts soil and adds beauty to your garden
July 23, 2016

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Growing UP - Vertical gardens create buildings that are vibrantly verdant, dynamic
July 25, 2009

Marybeth Kampman
   Herbs for all seasons
September 10, 2016

Anne-Marie Walker
   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
   Holistic approach to landscaping
Nover 12, 2011

Dave Phelps
   How not to smother your beloved plants
July 8, 2017

Karen Gideon
   New Zealand flax provides vertical structure to your garden design
January 8, 2007

Jane Scurich
   Path and walkways beautify and enhance our enjoyment of our garden
September 24, 2011

Julie Monson
   Planting in Layers
August 6, 2007

Barbara Euser
   Plants with Place
November 26, 2007

Marie Narlock
   Ponds, When it comes to building a backyard water feature, start with a good plan
August 1, 2009

Julie Monson
   Pretty and Edible - It's easy to mix veggies and herbs into your ornamental landscape
April 23, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   Sun-blocked landscapes call for thoughtful approach
October 11, 2013

Karen Hamblett
   The Chinese Garden
November 11, 2007

D.F. Braun
   The textures and colors of a coral reef can inspire gardeners
April 30, 2011

Barbara J. Euser
   Think about plotting your garden plot
October 17, 2009

Marybeth Kampman
   Turn garden into sustainable landscape
November 19, 2016

Anne-Marie Walker
   Using edibles as part of your garden design
October 8, 2011

Nanette Londeree
   Vines add charm, shade, interest
November 5, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   Water features for your landscape
October 26, 2013

Karen Gideon
   When planting in urban landscape, think small
March 13, 2010

Julie Monson
   Who says your garden needs to be green?
November 20, 2010

Marie Narlock
   Wildflowers can be a low-cost addition to the garden
December 1, 2012

Karen Hamblett

Fruits, Vegetables, & Other Edibles

   A citrus tree for me, In Marin?
March 2, 2013

Karen Hamblett
   A Salad Garden
November 3, 2008

Julie Monson
   A tomato for every garden
April 10, 2009

Jennifer Kinion
   All Kinds of Tomatoes
April 2, 2012

Martha Proctor
   April's the month to plant for a summer full of tasty tomatoes
April 09, 2011

Anne-Marie Walker
   Asparagus
June 4, 2007

Marybeth Kampman
   Bare root fruit trees a delicious idea
December 29, 2012

Marie Narlock
   Berries all summer long
July 1, 2017

Martha Proctor
   Berries can be a delicious addition to your backyard
February 2, 2013

Marie Narlock
   Bringing Back the Victory Gardens
September 1, 2008

Marie Narlock
   Citron and Buddha's Hand
December 24, 2007

Marybeth Kampman
   Citrus ideal for California gardens
December 12, 2014

Anne-Marie Walker
   Cultivating your own food doesn't have to cost a bundle
June 12, 2010

Marybeth Kampman
   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
   Flower power — edibles are full of antioxidants
September 1, 2017

Barbara Robertson
   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
   Get into grafting
January 7, 2017

Jane Scurich
   Get your garden ready for winter vegetables
September 17, 2016

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Give your tomatoes TLC to combat disease, minimize pests
June 4, 2016

Anne-Marie Walker
   Glean insight into your plants at farmers markets
July 20, 2013

Marie Narlock
   Green Gulch Farm horticulturalist shares principles for growing food organically
March 27, 2009

Katie Martin
   Growing a salad garden in a pot
May 8, 2009

Marybeth Kampman
   Growing edibles in wintertime
December 1, 2008

Marie Narlock
   Growing olives at home
January 26, 2013

Anne-Marie Walker
   Growing vegetables the lazy way
May 11, 2013

Marie Narlock
   Harvest herbs now for year-round culinary adventures
October 17, 2014

Juliana Jensen
   Healthy citrus trees require year-round care
August 6, 2016

Wendy Irving
   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
   How to choose a tomato plant
March 29, 2014

Martha Proctor
   How to get the best harvest from your edibles
January 18, 2014

Anne Marie Walker
   How to prepare your edible garden for winter
September 26, 2014

Anne-Marie Walker
   Hydroponically grown veggies gaining in popularity
May 7, 2016

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   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
   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
   Learn to grow your own, organically
February 12, 2011

Marie Narlock
   Make herbal gifts from the garden
November 12, 2016

Diane Lynch
   Make Time for Garlic
December 3, 2007

Jennifer Kinion
   Many consider purslane a weed, but it's a powerhouse of nutrition
August 27, 2011

Marybeth Kampman
   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
   Microgreens deliver intense flavors, are easy to g row
March 12, 2011

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Native edibles from plot to plate
April 29, 2017

Anne-Marie Walker
   Native edibles from plot to plate
March 25, 2017

Anne Marie Walker
   New threat to citrus trees
April 9, 2016

Wendy Irving
   Olive trees fit perfectly in Marin's Mediterranean-like climate
August 29, 2009

Jennifer Kinion
   Organic demonstration garden hosts Master Gardener workshops
September 3, 2016

Marie Narlock
   Plant a tomato rainbow in your garden
April 2, 2016

Diane Lynch
   Planting for year-round harvests
June 15, 2013

Juliana Jensen
   Planting Spring Vegetables
March 26, 2012

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   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
   Properly pruning fruit trees promotes healthy growth
January 2, 2015

Martha Proctor
   Scented Geraniums As Culinary Treats
July 21, 2008

Jane Scurich
   Simple steps to a water wise salad garden
June 20, 2015

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Snack Time in the Garden
July 30, 2007

Annie Spiegelman
   Spring Puttering - Now is a perfect time to start planning a kitchen garden
January 29, 2011

Jennifer Kinion
   Summer's best recipe -- fruits and veggies in containers
April 23, 2011

Marie Narlock
   Tackling tomato troubles
August 5, 2017

James Campbell
   These plants are true companions
May 28, 2011
   Three good reasons to plot out space for edibles
March 16, 2013

Marie Narlock
   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
   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
   Understanding heirloom, hybrid and open-pollinated seeds
February 4, 2017

Barbara Robinson
   Winter herbs delight the senses
November 24, 2012

Juliana Jensen

Gardening Resources

   ‘Tis the Season – Garden Lovers Gift Ideas!
December 8, 2008

Jane Scurich
   A garden for tough times
May 1, 2009

Jeanne Price
   A Visit to the Redwood Creek Native Plant Nursery
June 11, 2007

Jeanne Price
   Arboretums are gardens of discovery and inspiration
December 25, 2015

Jane Scurich
   Benefiting from how Native Americans cared for the land
November 27, 2010

Jeanne Price
   Climate chaos in the garden
November 7, 2014

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Comfort in the Garden
August 4, 2008

D.F. Braun
   Community gem in San Rafael's Falkirk
September 8, 2012

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   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
   Drought prompts more people to consider using gray water in gardens.
July 25, 2015

Wendy Irving
   Farmers markets are more than just a place to get your groceries
July 9, 2011

Marybeth Kampman
   Gardening Muses
February 11, 2008

D.F. Braun
   Gardening offers many health benefits
February 12, 2009

Julie Monson
   Gardening with Energy Costs in Mind
May 12, 2008

Martha Proctor
   Get into grafting
January 7, 2017

Jane Scurich
   Give kids a place to grow their own
05/29/2010

Dot Ingels
   Give Your Wallet a Break!
July 14, 2008

Nanette Londeree
   Great reads for children
December 8, 2012

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Green Roofs
May 14, 2007

Marilyn Geary
   Green Roofs and Living Walls
May 7, 2012

Barbara J. Euser
   Grown in the neighborhood! Marin Farmers Markets are Back!
April 23, 2007

Annie Spiegelman
   Healing gardens nurture and replenish us
June 25, 2007

Marilyn Geary
   Helping restore habitat in the Presidio
September 29, 2012

Jane Scurich
   Hidden Bounty of Marin—A Documentary Reminder to Think Globally, Eat Locally
October 27, 2008

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
   Is your eco- friendly garden also sustainable?
August 14, 2015

Marie Narlock
   Know your soil before you plant
October 31, 2014

Wendy Irving
   Knowing which plants and products are toxic could save your pet
June 13, 2015

Karen Gideon
   Learn About Plants and More at the Tomato Market
April 13, 2013

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences
March 24, 2008

Jeanne Price
   Marin Master Gardener: Gifts for Growers
12/19/2009

Jane Scurich
   Master Gardener program benefits others and those who sign up
August 13, 2016

Martha Proctor
   Mysterious botanical deviations that occur naturally can spark wonder
December 22, 2012

Nanette Londeree
   Organic demonstration garden hosts Master Gardener workshops
September 3, 2016

Marie Narlock
   Passionate gardeners wanted
August 12, 2017

Wendy Irving
   Photo Garden Journal
October 8,2007

Marybeth Kampman
   Plants and people, connected for life
July 9, 2016

Marie Narlock
   QuarryHill Botanical Garden
May 21, 2012

Juliana Jensen
   Sow inspiration with books for the holidays
November 17, 2012

Jane Scurich
   Starting your own garden takes a can-do attitude
February 13, 2010

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Tomato market will help you find the perfect variety for your garden
April 10, 2015

Juliana Jensen
   Treehouses: not just for kids anymore
June 11, 2005

Marie Narlock
   Using edibles as part of your garden design
October 8, 2011

Nanette Londeree
   Watch Out for That Ladder—Oh, the Agonies of Gardening
June 12, 2006

Diane Lynch
   What does 'hardiness' mean, anyway?
July 14, 2012

Martha Proctor
   What sustainable farming can teach us about well being
August 9, 2013

Martha Proctor
   What's wrong with my plant?
July 9, 2007

Nanette Londeree
   Who Greened Your County
January 28, 2008

Marie Narlock
   Wildly Successful Plants, Northern , by Pam Peirce. A Review
October 29, 2007

Julie Monson

Gardening Tips & Techniques

   A first-aid kit for gardeners is thoughtful and helps keep them safe
December 4, 2015

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   A New Year, A New Compost Pile
January 9, 2009

Annie Spiegelman
   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 Stars for your Garden
January 30, 2012

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Are weeds foes or friends?
November 16. 2013

Dave Phelps
   Bare bones about bareroot roses
January 05, 2008

Nanette Londeree
   Be kind to to your plants' roots so they can thrive
May 14, 2011

Martha Proctor
   Breaking down the mystery of composting
November 2, 2012

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Choose Your Mulch Wisely
June 2, 2008

Nanette Londeree
   Compost, mulch and amendments help replenish soil
December 12, 2009

Martha Proctor
   Confessions of a first-time composter
August 13, 2011

Juliana Jensen
   Feed your garden well
June 18, 2011

Jane Scurich
   Feeding the garden that feeds you
March 6, 2015

Marie Narlock
   Garden Myth Busting
February 6, 2012

Marie Narlock
   Garden soil needs a healthy balance
December 5, 2009

Martha Proctor
   Gardening for a future of climate change
February 25, 2017

Barbara Robinson
   Get into grafting
January 7, 2017

Jane Scurich
   Give your garden TLC with mulch
November 28, 2014

Martha Proctor
   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
   Healthy soil has just the right nutrients in the right amounts
April 30, 2016

James Campbell
   How not to smother your beloved plants
July 8, 2017

Karen Gideon
   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 propagate plants
March 9, 2013

Marie Narlock
   Keeping plants healthy with propagation
April 12, 2014

Jane Scurich
   Lasagna composting is like comfort food for your soil
November 20, 2015

Jane Scurich
   Learning how to save seeds may help species facing extinction
October 1, 2011

Martha Proctor
   Live and let live: Overgrown plants can bring unexpected beauty
January 29, 2007

Jennifer Kinion
   Many plants thrive in the shade
September 19, 2009

D.F. Braun
   Moving beyond sustainability starts at home
May 4, 2013

Dave Phelps
   Native grasses, sedges and rushes soften transitions
June 3, 2017

Karen Gideon
   Paying Attention to Mushrooms
February 04, 2008

Sandra Massen
   Pesticides aren’t all bad
February 18, 2017

Nanette Londeree
   Plants are cleaning machines
June 10, 2017

Diane Lynch
   Plants don’t always play well with others
December 31, 2016

James Campbell
   Potted plants can keep gophers at bay
August 18, 2012

Juliana Jensen
   Primer on Pruning
January 9, 2012

Julie Monson
   Providing Drainage – the Spaces in Between
February 19, 2007

Barbara Euser
   Prune roses now for that big bloom in spring
January 05, 2013

Nanette Londeree
   Pruning roses for spring growth
January 11, 2014

Dave Phelps
   Saving your pumpkin seeds
November 23, 2013

Juliana Jensen
   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
   Sheeting mulching can be forgiving way to improve soil
December 15, 2012

Martha Proctor
   Solving Soil Problems
April 9, 2012

Dave Phelps
   Taking vital signs in your garden
October 7, 2017

Marty Nelson
   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 Seeds They are a Changing
February 12, 2007

Annie Spiegelman
   Timing, technique play key role in dividing perennials
October 13, 2012

Martha Proctor
   Turn garden into sustainable landscape
November 19, 2016

Anne-Marie Walker
   Understanding what's below your plants will help keep them healthy
October 9, 2015

Martha Proctor
   What makes a plant invasive?
September 30, 2017

James Campbell
   What to consider when buying a plant that will thrive
July 11, 2009

Martha Proctor
   What's in a name? Everything
06/05/2010

Martha Proctor

Indoor Plants / Crafts

   Autumn is the season for gourds
November 19, 2011

Juliana Jensen
   Creating a Garden Album
March 19, 2007

Marybeth Kampman
   Dracula orchids an exotic addition to gardens
October 15, 2016

Jane Scurich
   Flower preserving is a time-honored art
August 7, 2010

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Houseplants Part 1
January 16, 2012

Nanette Londeree
   Houseplants Part 2
January 23, 2012

Nanette Londeree
   Indigo and the ancient craft of dyeing
December 18, 2010

Marybeth Kampman
   Making your own wreath is easy and rewarding
December 4, 2010

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Poinsettia –From Weed to Winner
December 15, 2008

Jeanne Price
   Tillandsias need little care but provide much enjoyment
February 27, 2016

Jane Scurich
   Tips on Keeping Cut Flowers Fresher Longer
July 23, 2007

Jane Scurich

Lawns & Groundcovers

   Alternatives to Lawns
April 23, 2012

Juliana Jensen
   Grass alternatives give more, take less
May 22, 2015

Marie Narlock
   Lush lawns that use less water
June 19, 2009

Marie Narlock

Native Plants

   Add native plants to your garden
October 14, 2017

Anne-Marie Walker
   Advantages of mixing native and nonnative plantings
October 2, 2010`

Julie Monson
   California natives add color during drought
April 4, 2015

Juliana Jensen
   Efforts to preserve Marin’s rare native plants
May 27, 2017

James Campbell
   Growing native plants from seeds
October 1, 2016

Karen Gideon
   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
   Plant natives and you can cut water and time in landscaping
February 27, 2010

Marie Narlock
   Planting natives creates 'sweet bee-garden'
July 3, 2009

Barbara J. Euser
   Reap nature's rewards with native plants
April 27, 2013

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Ribes are a winter wonder for Marin Gardens
December 11, 2015

Barbara Robertson
   Think beyond the familiar and plant native bulbs
October 2, 2015

Juliana Jensen
   Tough guys in the Garden
January 16, 2016

Diane Lynch
   Wildflowers abloom all over Marin’s hillsides
April 24, 2015

Martha Proctor
   Wildflowers are the ultimate survivors
February 11, 2017

Marie Narlock
   Wildflowers need your help
January 8, 2016

Marie Narlock

Perennials, Annuals, Bulbs, & More

   A Pretty “Weed” for your Garden
September 17, 2007

Jeanne Price
   AMAZING Alstroemerias
July 28, 2008

Martha Proctor
   Caring for roses in drier times
March 22, 2014

Nanette Londeree
   Carnivores in the Conservatory
May 26, 2008

Jane Scurich
   Dracula orchids an exotic addition to gardens
October 15, 2016

Jane Scurich
   Easy Seeding Spring Annuals
February 26, 2007

Jennifer Kinion
   Edible alliums can be delicious additions in yards
September 13, 2013

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Every garden could use some homey charm
September 4, 2010

D. F. Braun
   Experiencing Euphorbia
June 9, 2008

Barbara J. Euser
   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
   Growing Cyclamen in Greece and Marin
November 24, 2008

Barbara J. Euser
   Hellebores, tolerant and colorful
December 24, 2016

Diane Lynch
   Is that really a geranium?
August 8, 2014

Nanette Londeree
   It's that bulb-planting time of year again
November 14, 2009

Marie Narlock
   Nothing quite like a freshly picked bouquet
July 21, 2012

Nanette Londere
   Pansy--A Friend in Winter
January 14, 2008

D.F. Braun
   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
   Plan now for a colorful spring, thanks to bulbs
September 12, 2014

Jane Scurich
   Plant Bulbs For Spring Flowers
August 27, 2007

Jane Scurich
   Planting bulbs an easy way to create colorful garden
January 16, 2009

Martha Proctor
   Planting roses now means you’ll have gorgeous blooms for months
February 13, 2015

Nanette Londeree
   Plants need companions too
July 26, 2014

Juliana Jensen
   Reseeding, a blessing and a curse
October 28, 2017

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   San Francisco's dahlia garden is in full bloom
September 18, 2010

Jane Scurich
   Sold on Salvia
December 11, 2010

Jennifer Kinion
   Summer and fall blooming bulbs
March 12, 2007

Jane Scurich
   Sweet peas are fragrance of spring
November 21, 2009

D.F. Braun
   The Calla
May 19, 2008

Jeanne Price
   Wildflowers are the ultimate survivors
February 11, 2017

Marie Narlock

Pests & Other Problems

   Are gardeners using less pesticide?
June 18, 2007

D.F. Braun
   Backyard Sleuthing
June 04, 2011

Nanette Londeree
   Bagrada bug is on its way
January 30, 2015

Wendy Irving
   Bats have many positive benefits, unless they're living under your roof
July 17, 2010

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
   Bug-eating bats help control garden pests
July 2, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   Check your garden for pests
July 11, 2014

Jane Scurich
   Choosing options to invasive plants
October 5, 2013

Marie Narlock
   Citrus leafminer a sour reality for Marin
April 17, 2015

Wendy Irving
   Creepy, crawly spiders help keep garden pests in check
October 23, 2015

Nanette Londeree
   Don’t let weeds overtake your garden
June 17, 2017

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
   Examine wind patterns to avoid damage to landscape.
July 18, 2015

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   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
   Foamy bark canker disease poses threat for Marin’s live oaks
February 6, 2015

Martha Proctor
   Get garden pests while they’re dormant
January 9, 2015

Dave Phelps
   Horticultural oils battle bugs nontoxically
June 11, 2011

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 keep snakes, slugs away
January 21, 2017

Nanette Londeree
   Integrated pest management makes good sense
December 10, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   Keeping blight off of fruit trees
February 16, 2013

Nanette Londeree
   Managing scale on your fruit trees requires a multifaceted approach
September 20, 2014

Nanette Londeree
   Marin’s a perfect incubator for peach leaf curl
April 26, 2014

Dave Phelps
   Non-Native Invasive Plants
March 21, 2005

Martha Proctor
   Olive bark beetle, a threat to state’s trees?
September 16, 2017

Martha Proctor
   Out, out damn'd weeds
September 11, 2010

Martha Proctor
   Pests? Think before you spray
October 21, 2017

Nanette Londeree
   Plants are cleaning machines
June 10, 2017

Diane Lynch
   Rats can do a lot of damage around home, garden
July 18, 2009

Nanette Londeree
   Reseeding, a blessing and a curse
October 28, 2017

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Rose slugs, a thorn in a rose’s side
July 22, 2017

Jane Scurich
   Sharpshooters a growing menace to vineyards, home gardens
August 28, 2015

Wendy Irving
   Snails and slugs
November 14, 2014

Juliana Jensen
   Some insects can spread diseases among plants
May 24, 2014

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Sports, fascination, basket stinkhorn and other botanical oddities
April 16, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   Spray now or pay later
January 23, 2009

Nanette Londeree
   Springtime brings new growth - and pesky pests
April 17, 2009

Nanette Londeree
   The case of the curious pest
May 31, 2009

D.F. Braun
   The Top 10 Ways to Kill Plants You Love
March 19, 2012

Nanette Londeree
   The worm in the apple
May 10, 2014

Nanette Londeree
   Tiny mites can be a mighty big problem
August 29, 2014

Nanette Londeree
   Underground invaders to your garden
September 22, 2012

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Weed woes in your garden
January 14, 2017

Martha Proctor
   What makes a plant invasive?
September 30, 2017

James Campbell
   What to Do When Unwanted Deer Appear
March 30, 2013

Jane Scurich
   What's bugging your roses?
June 08, 2013

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
   Yikes, thrips
May 20, 2017

Jane Scurich

Seasonal Advice

   A Green Autumn
September 29, 2008

Jennifer Kinion
   Accessorizing the garden with annuals
May 29, 2015

Juliana Jensen
   Bright spots of color help lift the drabness of the winter garden
Febrary 05, 2011

Martha Proctor
   Caring for gift plants at holidays
December 14, 2013

Jane Scurich
   Drought may bring wildlife closer to home
August 1, 2015

Karen Gideon
   Fall in your Garden
November 13, 2010

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Fall is here; time to appreciate the season
October 22, 2016

Marie Narlock
   Fire season is still here; maintenance is key
September 23, 2017

Diane Lynch
   Gardener’s checklist for summer
July 16, 2007

Marie Narlock
   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
   Heat Stressed Plants
June 30, 2008

Martha Proctor
   Holiday gift ideas for people who love plants and flowers
November 21, 2014

Jane Scurich
   Late Summer Color
September 10, 2007

Jennifer Kinion
   Living gifts are the best
November 30, 2013

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Make herbal gifts from the garden
November 12, 2016

Diane Lynch
   Make your landscape fire-safe
May 8, 2015

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Marin County Fair exhibit showcases what works in area gardens
June 25, 2016

Diane Lynch
   Midsummer Gardening Tips
July 07, 2008

Jennifer Kinion
   Minimizing drought, frost damage to trees and shrubs
August 22, 2014

Martha Proctor
   New Year’ s resolutions for your garden
December 26, 2014

Karen Gideon
   Oh Christmas Tree!
December 10, 2007

Martha Proctor
   Plants and people, connected for life
July 9, 2016

Marie Narlock
   Protect your plants from winter’s freeze
December 5, 2014

Wendy Irving
   SMALL FALL GARDENS
August 18, 2008

Joan Irwin
   The Brilliant Colors of Fall
November 10, 2008

Nanette Londeree
   United by a love of gardens
July 4, 2015

Karen Gideon
   Warming up to frost
January 4, 2014

Marie Narlock
   Why Do Leaves Fall
November 19, 2007

Martha Proctor
   Wild west gardening
June 27, 2015

Nanette Londeree
   With El Nino and continued drought, inspect and prepare your garden
January 23, 2016

Karen Gideon
   Year-round gardening means you may have to pull some producing plants
January 02, 2010

Jennifer Kinion

Succulents, Grasses, & Ferns

   Designing with low-maintenance succulents
June 01, 2013

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Leafy prehistoric ferns ideally suited for Marin's climate
July 28, 2012

Jane Scurich
   Low-water succulents offer textures, shapes, colors and sizes to enhance any garden
July 2, 2011

Barbara J. Euser
   Native grasses, sedges and rushes soften transitions
June 3, 2017

Karen Gideon
   Not So Crass -- Getting to Know the Crassula Family
February 25, 2008

Janice Austin
   Ornamental grasses for your landscape
November 2, 2013

Martha Proctor
   Pampas grass can be beastly but beautiful
05/22/2010

Julie Monson
   Playtime with succulents
December 25, 2010

Jane Scurich
   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

Trees, Shrubs, & Vines

   A Rose By Any Other Name …
September 8, 2008

D.F. Braun
   An Aussie plant perfect for Marin gardens, too
March 05, 2011

Marybeth Kampman
   Aussie love affair keeps blooming
May 21, 2011

Gail Mason
   Berry bushes can bring splash of color in winter
December 21, 2013

Nanette Londeree
   Coaxing My Wisteria to Flower
October 6, 2008

Marilyn Geary
   Colorful plants from Australia do well in California
October 3, 2009

Katie Martin
   Conifers' gifts continue after the holidays, too
December 26, 2009

Nanette Londeree
   Drought isn’t only problem impacting conifers
May 14, 2016

Wendy Irving
   Flowering trees, plants add color in bleak winter gardens
January 2, 2009

Martha Proctor
   Form and function of trees
September 25, 2010

Nanette Londeree
   Growing shrubs and small trees in containers
February 19, 2011

Julie Monson
   Heavenly Bamboo Lives up to its Name
June 23, 2008

Julie Monson
   How to choose a qualified arborist
November 13, 2015

Martha Proctor
   How to keep your roses rosy
June 18, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   How to stop fire blight from infecting your apple, pear and quince trees
November 6, 2015

Anne-Marie Walker
   Hydrangeas: Prune for Maximum Flowering
January 1, 2007

Julie Monson
   If your stately oak tree could talk
May 17, 2014

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
   Knock, Knock—Who’s There?
June 16, 2008

Janice Austin
   Knowing when to prune is key to healthy plants
October 30, 2015

Juliana Jensen
   Leavesare more than fall color
November 26, 2011

Martha Proctor
   Mastering the art and science of pruning
April 22, 2017

James Campbell
   Native shrubs create a visual anchor in landscapes - fast
November 7, 2009

Jennifer Kinion
   Not your grandmother's hydrangeas
September 10, 2011

Jane Scurich
   Picking the right tree for the job
February 1, 2014

Marie Narlock
   Plant your bare root fruit trees now
January 1, 2016

Wendy Irving
   Plumbago—A Gardener’s Dream
November 17, 2008

Martha Proctor
   Proper pruning of wisteria produces a plethora of blossoms
October 24, 2009

Julie Monson
   Prune apricot and cherry trees soon, but hurry
August 27, 2016

Martha Proctor
   Pruning trees in summer has its benefits
July 13, 2013

Dave Phelps
   Rabbit Food for Roses?
April 9, 2007

Nanette Londeree
   Redwoods can be challenging obstacle
March 6, 2010

Marie Narlock
   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
   Saving drought stressed trees
September 18, 2015

Barbara Robertson
   Shrubs do much more than block undesirable views
December 19, 2015

Nanette Londeree
   Size matters when it comes to conifers
December 19, 2014

Dot Zanotti Ingels
   Specimen trees bring beauty and interest to garden
November 5, 2011

Barbara J. Euser
   Testing roses is serious, but what results!
January 30, 2009

D.F. Braun
   Unusual weather extremes impacting trees, leaves
July 29, 2017

Nanette Londeree
   Vines add charm, shade, interest
November 5, 2016

Nanette Londeree
   What residents can do to help fight sudden oak death
April 15, 2017

Anne-Marie Walker
   What to know about fruit trees
January 28, 2017

Martha Proctor
   What to look for when buying bareroot roses
December 31, 2007

Nanette Londeree
   Why I choose Choisya: The evergreen shrub with everything
April 30, 2007

Julie Monson
   Wild, wet winter can bring problems to home garden
April 8, 2017

Nanette Londeree

Water, Irrigation, & Conservation

   Can California feed the U.S. with less water?
March 27, 2015

Marie Narlock
   Conserve Water, Our Liquid Gold
May 28, 2012

Dave Phelps
   Creating a sustainable future with landscaping
February 8, 2014

Juliana Jensen
   Gardening without Watering
January 21, 2008

Barbara J. Euser
   Habitat gardening can offer lots for wildlife, great views
March 6, 2009

Barbara J. Euser
   Helping Homeowners Save Water in Their Gardens
April 6, 2013

Dave Phelps
   Hydrozoning saves water
June 6, 2015

Dave Phelps
   Know how to water plants to grow healthy roots
June 11, 2016

Barbara Robertson
   Need to conserve despite all the rain
March 18, 2017

Diane Lynch
   Now is the time to harvest rainwater
December 7, 2013

Dave Phelps
   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
   Rain makes the world go round
December 17, 2016

Marie Narlock
   Rerouting the rain to reduce runoff can enhance landscape
July 7, 2012

Barbara J. Euser
   Save money, resources with landscaping advice
August 8, 2009

Marie Narlock
   Setting water priorities during drought
July 18, 2014

Dave Phelps
   Slow it down, spread it out, soak it in: Collecting rainwater keeps it from going down the drain
January 30, 2010

Nanette Londeree
   Smart planting, exchanging seeds, composting will help ecosystem
4/17/2010

D.F. Braun
   Take a walk, conserve water
July 10, 2010

Jeanne Price
   The Greening of Gardeners
May 21, 2007

Marie Narlock
   Turn off the sprinklers
July 4, 2014

Marie Narlock
   Understanding the water needs of plants in the summer
May 25, 2013

Karen Gideon
   Using less water in the garden
April 30, 2012

Marie Narlock
   Using water effectively in yards
July 24, 2010

Dave Phelps
   Xeriscaping -- Using less water while enhancing beauty
November 9, 2013

Marie Narlock

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