Into the Garden

 Grab your trowel and dig into these gardening resources!

Seasonal and Monthly Checklists

Not sure what you should be doing for your garden, and when? These lists help knowing when to plant, prune or mulch your garden:

Gardening Books in Our Collection

For inspiration, try our collection of eBooks! You can learn more about using those services on our blog, and contact us if you need assistance.
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Marin libraries have many gardening books in our collections. Click on each line below to find print books about that subject:

Local Sources of Information

We have a number of Master Gardener groups in the North Bay that offer scientifically based information appropriate to our local climate conditions and assistance with garden planning and common garden problems.

The Marin Master Gardeners volunteers are staffing their Help Desk remotely.  You can email them at  Please include a picture of the plant in question to help the volunteers identify the plant and the problem.  Also, please be aware there may be some delays in responding to your requests.

More Specialized Topics

Landscape Planning


Low Water Use Plants

Native Plants

Starting with Seeds

Vegetable Gardening Resources


Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. ~Author Unknown

What is a weed?  I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions.  For me, a weed is a plant out of place.  ~Donald Culross Peattie


Written by: Linda

Edited and Formatted by: Ana