Monday, May 17, 2021

Video - How to use the Big Red Hose to design a landscape

I love using a big red hose to layout different landscape elements for clients. Here is how I used the big red hose to layout a concrete patio and a Dymondia pathway.

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Video - Why does my shrub look sick?

Video - Bob's Rose Garden


Once this was a slope covered with ivy.  
I designed a terraced garden and now it's roses are admired by many.

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design
Shot at a client's garden in Point Loma

Friday, May 14, 2021

Video - Mourning Cloak Butterfly feeding

This morning an usual butterfly was feeding on my butterfly plants. The species is call the Mourning Cloak butterfly and it loves my Butterfly Bush and Milkweed. Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Video - Landscape Timber Stairs Ideas for Your Slope


Landscape timber stairs are a great way to create a more organic means of getting up a slope. These stairs cost about 30% less than concrete. Here are some different types of landscape timber stairs. Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Monday, May 10, 2021

Video - How to prune Chiapas Sage to attract more hummingbirds


Chiapas Sage (Salvia chiapensis) is a wonderful hummingbird plant that is native to Mexico. It grows well in Zones 7 - 10 and is drought tolerant. The bright pink flowers pop for about 9 months of the year. Here is how to prune Chiapas Sage to attract more hummingbirds. Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Video - Making a Mother's Day bouquet from my garden


Every Mother's Day I collect a wide variety of roses, salvias, geraniums, gladiolus and much more to make 2 very special floral arrangements. One for my wife and one for my mom. Here's how it turned out.

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Friday, May 7, 2021

Photo - Black Sage and a Bumblebee


 Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Video - Doug's Top 10 California Native Plants

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 my 10 favorite plants.
Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Video - Mexican Bush Sage

Here is my favorite plant that I use for landscape designs, the Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha). This plant is a hummingbird magnet, drought tolerant and rabbit resistant. But the reason I love this plant is because it is very easy to grow. Try it out!

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Monday, May 3, 2021

Photo - Axillary growth on a rose stem

 

When it's time to deadhead your roses, look for the little growth bud where a 5 leaf leaflet meets the rose stem.

Photo by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Video - How to deadhead your roses


Want more rose blooms from your garden? Then it's time to deadhead your roses. Cutting off the spent blooms will get you another round of blooms if you follow the simple steps in this video.

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Video - Dog Park Daisies


Every spring the Fiesta Island dog park explodes with millions of wildflowers. It is the largest wildflower bloom in the city of San Diego. Because the dog park is 90 acres of undeveloped land that was set aside for the dogs, we are all rewarded with this spectacular show in March and April.

Video by Doug Kalal, Great Gardens Landscape Design