About the Author

Doug Kalal has been designing gardens and giving public lectures for 6 years.  A graduate of the renowned Ornamental Horticulture program at Cuyamaca College, Doug was featured in the 2011 October San Diego Home & Gardens magazine in an article about tough, reliable plants.  Doug is currently giving two different lectures around San Diego: “Patios, Pathways & Plants for Fixing Your Landscape” and 30 Great Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Garden”.  Over a thousand people each year have heard Doug speak at libraries, garden clubs and the San Diego County Fair.  In January 2011, Doug started his blog, The 2 Minute Gardener to share his lectures on the internet. With over 300 photos from all over San Diego and dozens of tips on solving common garden problems, The 2 Minute Gardener has spread in popularity all over the world.  As of December of 2011, readers in 67 different countries have checked out Doug’s blog.  For more information about landscape design services go to the Great Gardens Landscape Design page;   www.sdgreatgardens.com

Supervising plant placement

Winning a trophy at the San Diego County Fair

Supervising plant placement
Winning a trophy at the Coronado Flower Show

Photos by clients and Kalal family