We expect dry summers here in the Bay Area, but when there’s hardly any rain in the winter, it’s tough on plants. Luckily, there are plenty of hardy plant options that can thrive in low water years, and are worth your consideration even when we’re not faced with water restrictions. Steven Schwager names names in […]
https://youtu.be/bSI14hv6RNg Here’s a visual guide to some of the important measures we’ve been taking around the grounds to save water this year. Join Garden Manager Steven Schwager on a tour of the gardens as we prepare for dry months ahead.
It’s all about tradeoffs: beautiful lilies, dry lawn. The Bay Area is prized for its mild winters and cloudless summers—the ideal Mediterranean climate, and as we’ve written about before, there is a wide selection of wonderful choices for our gardens that are well suited to going with less water for months at a time. Many […]
The Fountain Pond at Marin Art and Garden Center has seen many celebrations through the years. It’s a popular spot for wedding ceremonies, a festive gathering spot at receptions, as well as a peaceful place to sit and just be, on any day. The location of the pond is the site of the main house […]
https://youtu.be/fgf7D0ThkJI Here in Marin, we’re all watching the skies from November through April, since we depend upon rainfall for our water supply. After a few wet years, we officially moved into drought conditions this week, with reservoirs at historically low levels. While the promise of a late-season storm is very welcome, it’s nevertheless time for […]