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Friday, January 10, 2014

CMU Seating Wall with Stucco Cover

This wall was designed to be an outdoor seating area for the Rancho San Diego Library.  Made from CMU block and stucco coated to match the library, I especially love the soft curve of the wall.
 
Photo by Doug Kalal

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's Bareroot Fruit Tree Season at Walter Andersen Nursery

   

January is bare root fruit tree season here in San Diego County and one of the best nurseries for fruit tree selection is Walter Andersens in both Poway and Pt. Loma.
    A few years ago I had designed an orchard that was about 55’ long by 6’ wide and decided that 6 small fruit trees could fit in that area.  Walter Andersen sells over 200 varieties of fruit trees and their staff did a great job of picking the best 6 for my client.  It is that type of outstanding service that has been a hallmark of Walter Andersen for 3 generations. 
     Here are the fruit trees picked for my client’s garden in Tierrasanta; Dwarf Little Cado Avocado, Dwarf Algerian Tangerine, Desert Delight Nectarine, Eva’s Pride Peach, Dwarf  Midnight Valencia Orange, and a Dwarf Meyer Lemon.  Here is their info;
 
Walter Andersen Nurseries
www.walterandersen.com
 

Pt. Loma
3642 Enterprise St
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 224-8271
 
Poway
12755 Danielson Court
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 513-4900

 
Here's the family truck.
Photos by Doug Kalal, taken at the Walter Andersen Nursery in Poway

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Photo - Arbor with built in low voltage lights

 
Here it is at night.
 
 
 
Photos by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Kensington
Built by Tom Dandy Landscape

Photo - Cumaroo Wood Deck

Cumaroo is a beautiful hardwood that is more expensive than redwood, but also smoother and less prone to splinters.

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Kensington
Built by Tom Dandy Landscape

Photo -Artificial Grass on Slope

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.  ...