Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Photo - Hummingbird in nest with babies


Here in San Diego, hummingbirds are beginning to build their nests and next month the tiny babies will arrive.
Photos by Doug Kalal

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Photo - Outdoor Room with BBQ Counter

This lovely outdoor space combines a fireplace, BBQ grill drink counter, TV and comfortable furniture.  
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Encinitas

Monday, January 29, 2018

Photo - Concrete Color Palomino



This is Davis Concrete Color "Palomino".  
It is a warm color that compliments a wide range of facades and trim work.  
The finish is Top Cast #3.
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design
Photos by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in Poway

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Photo - Paver Driveway

This driveway was made from Stonetop Pavers from RCP Block & Brick.  The color used was Brown Stone.  Pavers are a beautiful and versatile material for patios, pathways and driveway.  This particular paver is my favorite for driveways because it is a little "grippier" than Antique Cobble.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in San Diego

Friday, January 26, 2018

Photo - Saltillo Tile Steps

This concrete patio was enhanced with Saltillo tile on top and Talavera tile on the face.  
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in La Costa

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Photo - Jacuzzi with Stone Facade

Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in Poway

Photo - Variegated Dianella (Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata')

This nice perennial works in part sun / shade gardens.
Photo by Doug Kalal

Photo - Crushed Gravel Pathway

This pathway is made from 3/4" crushed decomposed granite, 
color - 'Desert Gold' sold by Southwest Boulder & Stone.

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at client's garden in Escondido

Pruning Mexican Bush Sage

When your Mexican Bush Sage gets long and leggy (like the below photo) it's time to prune it. Typically the best time to prune Me...