Sunday, June 16, 2024

Video - Portable vs Built In Firepits


Summer has arrived and what is cozier than an outside firepit in your backyard. But should you buy one or build one? This view covers the benefits, drawbacks and costs of both. Here are links to some of the firepit sets in the video; https://amzn.to/3Rqz0KM https://amzn.to/45uBsWs https://amzn.to/45skMi8 Looking for more patio ideas? Check out these books; https://amzn.to/3ixeAhM https://amzn.to/3DepGjk https://amzn.to/3lwOmxK Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Friday, June 14, 2024

Rose Mallow, a great flower for butterfly gardens and vases

 

Here's a perennial I discovered by accident. It was labeled Tree Mallow in the seed packet but in reality it was Rose Mallow. In my garden (USDA zone 9) it grew to over 6 feet tall is just a few months. Here are some the links for you to order these seeds. https://amzn.to/3z1S1wN https://amzn.to/45otzBM https://amzn.to/3VspA2i

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Video - Water Fountains vs Water Features

 
What's the difference between a water fountain and a water feature? How much do they typically cost? How are they installed. These questions and more are answered in this short video. Here are links to some of the fountains in the video; https://amzn.to/48CIdVZ https://amzn.to/3uWNJF3 https://amzn.to/3wKjcL6 https://amzn.to/3V1tFvJ https://amzn.to/3cJOch6 https://amzn.to/3FLK9gD https://amzn.to/30QQDf9 https://amzn.to/3nMcAVV https://amzn.to/30SEJ4D https://amzn.to/3xjxKxF https://amzn.to/3cIjCok https://amzn.to/30S4u54 https://www.backyardxscapes.com/ Thank you to Unique Landscaping for their assistance in making this video. Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Video - Jacuzzi vs Hot Tub

  

What is the difference between a hot tub and a jacuzzi? How much do they cost? These questions and more are answered in this short video. Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Monday, June 3, 2024

Video - Star Jasmine Heavenly fragrance on a very tough plant

 

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is a wonderful drought tolerant vine that is great for fences and ground cover. Start Jasmine is covered with fragrant flowers every spring. This native from Asia is hardy to zone 8 (about 10 degrees F). It does best in full sun but can hard part shade. Here are links to order this great plant; https://amzn.to/4c3QB32 https://amzn.to/3VpNY5V https://amzn.to/3VouO0j Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Video - Wind sculpture ideas for your garden

 

Wind sculptures are an easy way to add a focal point to your garden. Here are some ideas to make your garden pop. Here are some links to the wind sculptures in the video. https://amzn.to/3R6u6Ck https://amzn.to/3VnbL6B https://amzn.to/4aMK5N1 https://amzn.to/4e3BbNW Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Video - Mangaves, the ultimate in low maintenance color

 

Mangaves are a wonderful new hybrid created from agaves. But Mangaves don't die after blooming and their compact nature makes them great for small gardens. Here are some links to buy one; https://www.plantdelights.com/collections/mangave Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Video - Hummingbird on Red Yucca

 

Hummingbirds love Red Yuccas (Hesperaloe parviflora). This plant is very drought tolerant and blooms in the spring and summer. Want this plant? Here's the link to buy it; https://amzn.to/4aJlgBl https://amzn.to/3uc5YBA Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Friday, May 31, 2024

Video - Are Costco Fruit Trees any Good


The fruit trees have arrived in Costco, but are they any good? That's the question I answer in this video. Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Video - 15 California Natives in Bloom

 

California native plants are great for gardens here in the golden state because they are drought tolerant, low maintenance, forgiving of bad soil and attract a wide array of wildlife. Here are 15 in bloom. There is a list of the plants below in this description. Here are some links to buy these plants; California Poppy https://amzn.to/3pZRCnU Monkey Flower https://amzn.to/2Yhy1Eg Showy Penstemon https://amzn.to/3EGvR0r Matilija Poppy https://amzn.to/3BKhiHo https://amzn.to/3SmBOrz https://amzn.to/3osnxyK https://amzn.to/3okmDo5 Cleveland Sage https://amzn.to/3ER3xte Ceanothus https://amzn.to/3GPpQjR https://amzn.to/3k0Magv Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design