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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Backyard X-Scapes

Creating outdoor rooms takes an artful combination of many elements; plants, hardscapes, and lighting to name a few.  Once you are past the plants and pavers, that wonderful space still could use another fun element like a water fountain or a statue.  The largest selection of all those wonderful items can be found at a great store called Backyard X-Scapes.
          Located at the 5-805 merge and off of Sorrento Valley Road, Backyard X-Scapes carries over 5,000 items to make your backyard more than just a garden. Geared for both the home owner and the industry professional, Backyard X-Scapes also carries a monster catalog selection to supplement the impressive inventory.
Stop in and say hi to Steve Raketich.  Steve and his great staff will help you find the perfect accessory for your garden.
Backyard X-Scapes
10835 Sorrento Valley Rd
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 643-9030
 
 
 
 
Photos by Doug Kalal
 
 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Photo - Blue Chalk Sticks (Senecio mandraliscae)

Here is good tough succulent that can be used as a ground cover.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Carlsbad

Friday, December 7, 2012

Photo - Zebra Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus')

Here is another cool ornamental grass.
Zebra Grass reaches 3 feet in height and width.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in University City

Photo - Variegated Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus')

This beautiful ornamental grass reaches 4 feet in height and width.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in University City

Photo - Yellow Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos flavidus)

This drought tolerant plant from Australia does great here in San Diego.
Kangaroo Paws are also great cut flowers and hummingbird plants.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Carlsbad

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Photo -Artificial Grass on Slope

One way to have a nice green slope in front of your home is use artificial turf.  This works best for a design with clean simple lines.  ...