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.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Elements -- Arbors




Here are two examples of Arbors. These are large scale commercial arbors at The Getty Center. They are a wonderful inspiration for the homeowner, particularly with a modern house. They have strong lines, simplicity, and strong structure. This sort of arbor would add a lot architecturally to a dwelling.



Vines are probably the most under-used plant group. When they are grown over arbors, they can create a welcoming seating area, or shade a walkway. Vines provide an opportunity to locate greenery and flowers above the viewer. They have a similar effect to a flowering tree canopy, but are more flexible, and easier to use in small spaces.
Two of the most dramatic vines that thrive in So Cal are Wisteria and Bougainvillea.

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