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.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Elements -- Water

Water can be a powerful component in a garden. It buffers noise, adds motion, and provides soothing sound.
Young children LOVE to play in water. In fact, it's one of the few things that can keep them busy for more than ten minutes at a time! The children's garden at The Huntington Gardens has a few wonderful water features. Here are the small fountains. The fountains and the snaking river of large stones connecting them, makes for a beautiful mix of materials.


The Papyrus is at home here, and softens with its texture and movement.


The kids are immediately attracted to the water.

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