Friday, April 26, 2013
I will be at the Tierrasanta Public Library this Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30pm talking about “30 Great Drought Tolerant Plants”. This power point presentation will feature gorgeous photos and fun tales from the field. There will also be sample plants to see, touch and smell and a take home list of all the plants featured. The Tierrasanta Library is located at 4985 La Cuenta Dr. just off of Tierrasanta Blvd.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
This fast growing shrub is perfect for screening 10' to 12' in height.
Silver Sheen Pittosporum gets about 3' to 4' in width. To create
a dense screen, plant these shrubs abou 3' apart and prune
twice per year to increase leaf density.
Photo by Doug Kalal
By Doug Kalal - April 24, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Next week the San Diego Rose Society will be having their annual rose extravaganza with thousands of roses on display. This year's rose show will be at the McMillin Event Center at Liberty Station (Pt. Loma). The show will open on Saturday, April 20 at 12noon and will run until 5pm that day. On Sunday the show will be open from 10:30pm to 4pm. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for anyone under 18. Here is the San Diego Rose Society's web page for more info.
By Doug Kalal - April 13, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
there are some terrific specialty nurseries. When it comes to palms and cycads, the best in the county is Jungle Music, up in Encinitas. Jungle Music is owned and operated by expert Phil Bergman and it is a treasure chest of everything from the ordinary (King Palm), San Diego
to the very unusual (check out Phil’s Blushing Palm). My favorites are the Mexican Blue Palms (Brahea sp.) and the Bismarck Palm (Bismarckia noblis),
The web page for Jungle Music is one of the best in the country. Phil has listed countless articles on everything from how to plant a palm tree;
To diagnosing cycad problems;
If you are interested in palms or cycads, the Jungle Music web page is the first place to start. April is a great month for planting palms and cycads. So head on up and check out the fabulous Jungle Music.
By Doug Kalal - April 10, 2013
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...