Letter from the Executive Director

An update from Marin Art & Garden Center’s Executive Director, Antonia Adezio, to our friends and visitors. Dear Marin Art & Garden Center friends, A lot has happened in the past month – and, in a way, nothing has happened!  We are at home.  It has its good and bad aspects but one thing for…

Seeing Red in the Garden: what does it mean?

Our Garden Manager, Steven Schwager, has been getting a lot of questions about certain red-colored potential pests. The weather conditions this spring have indeed been ideal for many insects. Aphids Among the insect pests that seem especially abundant this year are the aphids. Although an individual aphid is very small, collectively, aphids can cause considerable…

Medicinal Plants at Marin Art & Garden Center

Growing among the planted gardens and the wilder margins of MAGC are many kinds of medicinal plants. Read on to learn about the growth habits and traditional uses for some of them. By Shelly Hughes Chickweed, Stellaria media The latin name, Stellaria media, translates to “little stars,” referring to the tiny white daisy-like flower about…