Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Here is my favorite small tree for San Diego gardens.
The Forest Pansy Redbud is covered with pink flowers in
early spring, followed by dramatic purple foliage for the next 3-4 months.
In late summer the foliage turns green and then in October it will
change color again to look like this.
Photos by Doug Kalal
Monday, October 22, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Here is a fun combo against a wall. The taller
Kangaroo Paws look great from inside the house,
and the smaller Hebe help hide the bottoms of the Kangaroo Paws.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's house in Pacific Beach
By Doug Kalal - October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The flowers from this tree give off a heavenly scent.
But beware, the leaves and flowers are poisonous.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Kensington
By Doug Kalal - October 16, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
This drought tolerant shrub reaches 8-10 feet
in height and 3 feet in width, making it a great
plant for flanking walkways.
Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Pacific Beach
By Doug Kalal - October 08, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
One way to have a nice green slope in front of your home is use artificial turf. This works best for a design with clean simple lines. ...
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...