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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Front Yards -- Veggie Gardens

The Larchmont Village/ Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles is made up of many large, beautiful older homes. Most are tastefully landscaped in very traditional ways. Some front yards show off more drought-tolerant selections, especially Lavenders and other mediterraneans that fit into a manicured landscape. Many yards still have extensive lawns.
Something you don't often see are vegetable gardens that face the street.

This is exactly the kind of vegetable garden one wants, if one has the room -- a mix of flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables that will attract beneficial insects and provide the gardener with something to harvest all year long.
I like the Grape arbor, made from decorative iron posts and wire. When they grow in, they will hide all the ripening fruit and veggies that might otherwise attract unwanted visitors!

Technically this is not a front yard, but a side yard on a corner lot. It is such an extensive vegetable garden in such an unexpected place, it makes me smile whenever I see it. I don't know that all the neighbors feel the same as I!

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