Celebrating 11 Years!
Fischer, RLA, P.C.
"Our Illinois Landscape Garden"
Words of a property owner north of Chicago • Spring 2012
All photos on this webpage © Charles Fischer
"In the five years
since we hired Charles Fischer as our landscape architect,
transformed our property to a beautiful and varied landscape.
applied his vast knowledge of design and botany to create scenery that
appropriate to our house and property, and with a diversity of
plants that have
made sitting in the garden or looking out the window a
delight in any season.
selected and seen to the installation of dozens of trees and hundreds of
shrubs, bulbs, and perennials on our property...
... as well as boulders of
varying sizes and color to create a more interesting and
His potted flower designs
from large urns of hydrangea;
terra-cotta pots of ivy mounted in a brick stairwell.
"Some are placed to surprise and delight, such as an antique laundry tub full of snapdragons.
"Outside a picture window, a lit urn holding a very large orb made
sticks and twigs gives the winter landscape a warm glow.
"To our surprise, we have been able to enjoy a prolific, potted lemon
tree on our terrace.
The lemon tree survives the winter inside our home.
"Charles designed and supervised the assembly of a
large fountain as a focal point of
our garden, which provides
delightful birdwatching in addition to soothing sounds.
"Outside our kitchen, he created a raised vegetable, herb, and fruit garden, making our daily harvests easy.
"On our parkway, he has made an old, uninteresting
stockade fence into
a home for ivy with lush lily grass at the base.
"The addition of a magnolia tree and of manicured boxwoods and flowerbeds have made our parking area into a garden.