Fairy Yardmother Landscape Design

by Kathy Oberg, Landscape Designer, Los Angeles, CA.
FairyYardmother[at]gmail[dot]com

Thank you for visiting my site. I enjoy bringing you pictures of gardens, plants, and ideas from sunny Southern California. I love sharing after-photos that show how my landscape plans, plant lists and layouts come to life.
As a designer, I use plants to create drama, provide color and form, and compliment the architectural style of your home.
I strive to provide a buffer from sun, street, and neighbors while still fostering connections.
Inspired plant choices and site layout can make any space a success.
I am a Certified Watershed Wise Professional, with techniques to improve soil health and keep more water on your property.
I can help you makeover your patio, paths, planting areas, or entire property. I will consult with you, choose a look you love, and compose a plan and plant list to update your landscape, re-using what you already have wherever we can.
Each project is different because it is about making your space really shine.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Elements -- Reclining Outdoors

I encourage everyone to have a place to recline somewhere in the garden. It could be a full bed for summer sleeping, a grassy area with a blanket, or a chaise lounge on the patio or the pool deck. But whatever it is, give yourself the ability to watch the clouds move across the sky in comfort. Having this viewpoint keeps us in touch with the changing light of the day, the many shades of blue sky, the local birds, and finally the stars.

Lying down gives you the opportunity to be outside in a very different way. It is lovely to lie under a tree, looking up into the branches, seeing sunlight flickering through the leaves. Everyone needs that kind of down time once in a while, and we can get it without going on vacation if we set up our yards and patios the right way.

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