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.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Container Plantings -- Descanso Gardens Part 2


Here is another round of container plantings! More great mixes of colors and textures. I like the way they use grasses, succulents and perennials together. In these pairings, I see the colors playing off each other in a wonderful, complex way. The grey-green of the yucca is lovely with the chalky purple of the echeveria. The sticks on fire orange is echoed by the carex, bringing your eye up and down to take in the whole. I'm told that Mike Brown is responsible for most of these creations.




Love the Carex with the Euphorbia

Pitcher Plant and Dutchman's Pipe! A striking combination of strange forms!

The last three are absolutely giant, probably 24" to 30" pots.

The containers in these plantings are all simple shapes in muted colors (except for one red pot). Their style is contemporary, but not too modern, simple and streamlined, and very traditional. They act as anchors to the plantings, not competing at all with the richness of the textures that spill over them and climb above them.

And here are some nice displays from the gift shop that I find charming and romantic.





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