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, September 2, 2010

Elements -- Water

Here are a few lovely fountains at The San Diego Botanical Gardens:


The first two would be lovely in the courtyard of a Spanish-style home. The last one could go absolutely anywhere, so easy, and simple.
Not only do fountains provide us with the sound of running water, giving a sense of tranquility and helping to drown out unwanted sounds of neighbors or traffic. Fountains are an opportunity to place a focal point in the garden, to bring in color and materials that help define the style of your garden and home. From Spanish, to contemporary, to modernist, fountains make a bold design statement.

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