Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Photo - Rose 'Double Delight'

Double Delight is an easy to grow hybrid tea rose with a wonderful fragrance.

Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design


Video - Balboa Park Rose Garden

The Inez Grant Parker Rose Garden opened to the pubic in 1975 and it has grown into one the finest public rose gardens in the world. Here is a quick tour in March of 2021, about 1 month before the peak bloom. If you are in the San Diego area and you love roses, make sure to stop by. The garden is free and open to the public at all hours of the day. It is located at 2125 Park Blvd on the edge of Balboa Park.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Video - My Favorite Tree for Small Spaces: The Forest Redbud

Here is my go to tree for tight spaces. This is the Forest Pansy Redbud. This is a tree for all seasons. Dainty pink flowers herald the arrival of spring. Majestic purple foliage provides shade in summer. The cool crisp weather of Autumn transforms the foliage to various shades of yellow and orange. The beautiful architecture of the unusual branches are most visible in winter.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Video - 30 Great Colorful Foliage Plants for Your Garden

Looking for some color in your garden? Who needs a flower when you have these plants to give you a pop of color. The 30 Great Color Plant series concludes with my favorite foliage plants. From shrubs to annuals, sun to shade, here are some great plants. There is a list of all the plants and where to buy them in the video description.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Video - 10 Ways to Use Decomposed Granite in your landscape

Decomposed Granite (DG) is a wonderful, permeable material for pathways, patios and much more as you will see in this video.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Video - The Ultimate Screening Shrub

Need some privacy from your neighbors? Here is the ultimate screening shrub. This is Columnar Podocarpus.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Video - 30 Great Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora Roses for Your Garden

Spring is here and it's time to go big! If you want big roses then you want a hybrid tea or grandiflora rose. Here are 30 of my favorites.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Video - Start a hummingbird war with this succulent

This is Coral Aloe (Aloe striata), one of the easiest to grow succulents around. The flowers explode in early spring and the hummingbirds go crazy at that time. The plant will get about 24" wide and 12" with a 24" tall flower.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Video - How to install artificial turf

Are you tired of that old weed infested lawn? Between all the water and maintenance, an artificial turf lawn will pay for itself in about 5 years. Here's how to install an artificial turf lawn. The turf seen in this video is Turf Pro 84 . See the link in the description for info on this product. The steps are also listed in the description.

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Video - The wind on the water

Ok, so this has nothing to do with gardening. But while I was waiting for my son's practice to end, I went to over to Lake Murray (Eastern side of San Diego, California) and saw this...the wind on the water. This view was so peaceful I had to share it with all of you.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Video - 30 Great Multicolor Flowering Plants for Your Garden

The color series continues with multicolor flowering plants. Roses, Hibiscuses, Dahlias and mulch more, here comes an explosion of all the colors in the rainbow.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Video - Shopping for my garden at Costco

This is time of year that Costco has a nice garden section displayed in the middle of their stores. Here's a quick tour of what they have at my Costco along with my notes on my favorites.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Video - Eye catching color that's easy to grow

Meet the Jester! This is Leucadendron sp. 'Jester', also known as the Jester Conebush. This plant is loaded with colorful foliage all year around.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Video - 30 Great Orange Flowering Plants for Your Garden

The color series continues with orange flowering plants. Orange is a great color for attracting bees, hummingbird and butterflies to your garden.