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, November 4, 2010

Urban Farming

Urban Farming is hip.  And institutions that used to promote ornamental gardens are now helping the homeowner create their own edible landscape. Descanso Gardens has a wonderful demonstration Garden, and now The Huntington Gardens is about to open the new Huntington Ranch.

Today's LA Times has an article about The Huntington Ranch.

I'm happy to see more people using their land to grow food. I think the trend has many positive results. It's an opportunity for people to connect to the Earth and the seasons. It makes an impact environmentally by producing more local produce that does not have to be shipped around the world. It has the potential to encourage folks to eat healthier, and to get children excited about fruit and vegetables.


  1. California NAtives go well with urban gardens. Matching water needs is essential and they will all get along well.