Love Them and Leave Them

Leaf Love: ‘Lazy’ Gardening for a More Robust Ecosystem By Kate Small Gardener at Marin Art and Garden Center As the seasons turn and fall fades to winter, we are surrounded once again by magnificent, multi-hued foliage. Varied shades of scarlet, amber, and bronze brighten the shortening days. Many deciduous trees have already shed their […]

Foraging for Your Thanksgiving Tablescape Learn how to select and arrange materials from your back yard to create a festive centerpiece that celebrates the beauty of the seaon.  Steven Schwager collects fruits, vegetables, grasses, berries, and flowers to form a delighteful arrangement to adorn your holiday table. 

Planning & Planting Winter Veggies Worried that cooling temperatures spell the end of your vegetable garden? Don’t despair, there are plenty of choices to keep you hauling in harvests even though the days are short. Garden Manager Steven Schwager walks you through the process of selecting, planning, and planting these crops, from garlic to leeks to fava beans. Trade […]

Milkweed for Monarchs

We often meet visitors in the gardens who would like us to point out the milkweed plants we have growing here at Marin Art and Garden Center. With the critical situation of the Monarch butterfly population on our minds, many of us would like to help these long-distance travelers find a reliable food supply for […]

Act now for winter color

With the scorching weather we’ve been having and more forecast to come, it’s hard to believe that cooler weather is around the corner. It’s not too early to start planning for your winter garden.

Preparing for fire season

With smoke hanging heavy in the air this week, we hardly need reminders that fire season is here, and we need to work together to reduce the risks of a devastating blaze.

Electrifying developments in the gardens

This September, as our own staff takes over more of the routine maintenance jobs from a contractor, we also are taking the extra step of buying a suite of electric yard tools.

These Plants are Bulletproof

If you’re new to gardening, or just looking for low-maintenance, hardy plants, you’ve hit the jackpot with this video. Garden Manager Steven Schwager introduces five plants that are easy to grow here in Marin.

Top Five Places to Plant Yourself (for lunch)

As much as I enjoy working at Marin Art & Garden Center, one of the things I’ve missed the most while we’ve been sheltering in place are my lunch breaks. Can you blame me, when I get to sit outside surrounded by beautiful gardens while I eat my lunch and read a book? We know […]

Cold Blooded Companions

Reptiles are more than just part of the scenery here, they’re important links in the garden ecosystem. It’s a sure sign that the weather is warming up at Marin Art & Garden Center when the lizards appear. You’ll catch sight of them sunning on a rock or skittering into the shadows, or even doing pushups […]