Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
Marin Art and Garden Center
The Marin Art and Garden Center (www.marinartandgarden.org/) in Ross, California, is a vibrant cultural center that offers theater, workshops, and lectures on the arts and horticulture to residents of Marin County and the entire Bay Area. Visit the Web site for information on upcoming horticultural demonstrations and lectures.
Growing California Native Plants
Growing California Native Plants, by Marjorie G. Schmidt (University of California Press, 1981; $15), is a must if you are interested in growing native plants in your garden. Schmidt has included information on the cultivation and habitat of each variety in the book, along with bloom time and any special care required. This book is a valuable resource for the serious native plant gardener.