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, May 4, 2011

DIY Bird Bath Thrift Store Edition

A recent client, who was a lot of fun to work with, wanted the feel of an English Cottage Garden around her patio, so I brought in some Apple Blossom Penstemons, White Salvia greggii, Yarrow, Bearded Iris, Heuchera and Mallow. This spot is a bit difficult because much of it gets the Western sun in the afternoon, especially in the Spring and Summer, but more shade during the winter. The plants I chose can take sun and part shade, and so far they are doing quite well.

I saw this purple glass bowl at a thrift store along with the glass and metal candlestick I used as a stand, and created this bird bath to go with the planting. I replaced the metal rod in the center of the base with a longer, thicker one, and was able to sink that into the soil about 2 feet.

1 comment:

  1. i love your resourcefulness in making this bird bath! one of my favorite things is watching birds splash around a little pool of water!

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