Monday, September 14, 2020

Video - Lantana, a great butterfly plant for hot gardens

Photo - Blue Glow Agave


This stunning succulent is a great focal point for low water gardens.  The Blue Glow agave will reach 2 feet tall x 2 wide.  It is very sharp, so keep out of gardens with kids and pets. 
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in San Diego

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Video - Relax and enjoy the water flowing

Photo - Tiny Tower Juniper


The Tiny Tower Juniper is great for tight spaces.  This dwarf Italian Cypress reaches about 15 feet tall by 2 feet wide.  Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in San Diego

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

1,000 Posts

Hello values readers, today I reached an amazing milestone.  After 9 years of blogging, I have posted my 1,000th post today. This post was a link to my YouTube channel, also called the 2 Minute Gardener.  Thank you for all the posts you've read and keep following!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOecVscjD0KcIT6B6lkRv-Q/

Video - Which Rosemary is right for you?

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Photo - Paver Driveway




This driveway used to be plain concrete and now it's a great curb appeal addition to the house.  The pavers you see are Catalan from RCP Block and Brick.  The color is Sky Ranch. Photos by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's residence in Tierrasanta

 

Video - Crape Myrtles, the small tree with big color

Monday, September 7, 2020

Video - Backyard Pond

Photo - Decomposed Granite Pathway with Trex Deck and Jacuzzi


This lovely back yard used to have a weed filled lawn. Now it's a drought tolerant garden with a Trex deck and jacuzzi at the far end. Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in Pacific Beach

 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Video - Plants for Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Photo - Concrete Mow Strip


Concrete mow strips are a great way to separate grass from planting beds.  With a mow strip you can just drive the lawn mower over the edge of the lawn.
Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design, taken at a client's garden in Encintas

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Photo - Flagstone Patio


This patio features flagstone set in concrete. Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Photo - Pink Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthus flavidus)


Kangaroo Paws are great drought tolerant plants that also are good cut flowers.  Make sure to plant them at least 2 inches above the soil grade because these plants will rot if too much water pools around their root crown.