Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Last month the 2 Minute Gardener reached 1.5 million page views! Since I started this blog 7 years ago, I have been amazed at the number of hits from all over the world. Just last night, gardeners from Ukraine, England, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia and Australia checked out the blog. Thank you to all of you out there!
Monday, February 26, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
This semi dwarf Mineola Orange tree is 10 feet tall x 8 feet wide. I planted it 15 years ago and it reached its mature size in about 5 years. Each year it produces about 200 sweet, seedless oranges that are great for juicing.
Photo by Doug Kalal
Monday, February 19, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
This paver medallion comes in kit with all the pieces precut for easy installation. This particular style of pavers is called Antique Cobble. Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at client's residence in Coronado
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
This Bocce Ball court was made with pressure treated wood to form the edging as wells as level the perimeter. The court material is crushed oyster shells. The material on the perimeter is 3/4" crushed decomposed granite, color - Desert Gold. The pathway material next to the court is regular decomposed granite, also Desert Gold.
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's residence in Rancho Bernardo
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
This lovely patio was made from Stone Top pavers from RCP Block and Brick. The seating wall was made from Country Manor Keystone. The color for both is called Gray Stone. Wall cap units were used to make the steps. These pieces were set in concrete for stability.
Designed by Great Gardens Landscape Design.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Tierrasanta
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
This wonderful perennial comes in various colors from pink to purple to white. The regular Butterfly Bush can reach 8' tall & 8' wide. The dwarf varieties are about half that size. Both butterflies and hummingbirds love this plant. The Butterfly Bush looks best if you cut it down to about 2 feet tall in the winter.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Rancho Bernardo
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...
Mow strips can be made from any solid material used to separate the lawn from a planting bed. They allow a law mower to trim the gras...
Here are those stairs in construction. Photos by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Rancho Bernardo.
As mentioned in previous posts, San Diego is the land of many slopes. I have talked about the plants for the slope, now let’s talk about...