Fairy Yardmother Landscape Design

by Kathy Oberg, Landscape Designer, Los Angeles, CA.

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

Field Trip: The Meditation Gardens

This garden at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Encinitas, California is a wonderful example of using common, easy-to-grow, even boring plants, and creating an uncommonly beautiful space. The main garden is filled with Liriope, Clivia, Begonia, Pittosporum, Ivy, Baby Tears, Spider Plant, Asparagus "fern", and Sword Fern in shade and Sago Palm, Date Palm, Mandevilla, Dracaena, in part sun. None of these plants are very interesting to a plant buff, but they are all used to their greatest potential here. Seeing them in this setting reminded me exactly why they are such go-to plants for filler. The wonderful climate is obviously an advantage here, and everything looks its best. There is a feeling of serenity and love in this space, also, and I'm sure that went far in making such a good impression on me.

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