Truly Outstanding Perennials for Alameda - Master Gardener Series. A vegetable garden needs more than vegetables. It also needs "habitat plants" that supply nectar and pollen and provide shelter when the veggies come out. Alameda County Master Gardener Meredith Kaplan will explore some great plants for our summer-dry gardens and discuss what "drought tolerant" means in the plant world. Meredith will discuss plants from the Master Gardener publication Outstanding Plants for Alameda County. We will also discuss their planting and watering needs.