Many sub-tropicals thrive in Oakland, including Canna, Palms, Salvia hybrids, Lavender, and Birds of Paradise. Pictured at the Oakland Lakeside Park

The San Francisco Bay area is full of excellent resources for gardeners.  Here are a few links for information helpful in California landscape and garden maintenance:

Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Department


University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program


University of California Botanical Garden


Aesthetic Pruning Club

Dwarf Mandarin Citrus in half wine barrel.

Dwarf Mandarin Citrus in half wine barrel.


University of California Cooperative Extension – Alameda Office


California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) Precipitation Data


Contractors State License Board



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