What’s That? Oak Galls

This time of year, acorns large and small start to rain down all around MAGC, keeping the squirrels busy and the rest of us on our guard. You may have noticed some other, more unusual objects growing on and falling from our oaks: oak galls, sometimes called oak apples. Their rounded shape and surprisingly light […]

Japanese Pruning Demonstration

By Katherine Randolph, Marin Master Gardeners Pruning Guild On March 25th, a large group of Japanese garden aficionados gathered at Marin Art and Garden Center to observe a demonstration of traditional Japanese pruning.   With its foundation in Japanese garden design, bonsai and arboriculture, Japanese pruning incorporates visual art and design principles to work with plant […]

Owls are at Home

When you think of lovebirds, owls may not come to mind; spend a little time watching the MAGC owl cam, though, and you’ll get a whole new view of romance. In partnership with the Hungry Owl Project, now a division of WildCare, we host an owl box on the grounds that has a live video […]