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, January 25, 2011


I LOVE this plant. Have to find a place to use it on a job or in my own yard. Love the structure, the red stems. It's beautiful in flower arrangements, too. I thought it was Australian. It's in the Protea family. But I read that it's actually South African. Perfect for our mediterranean climate. It gets to 5 or 6 feet tall and almost as wide.


  1. That is a beauty... I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Have you ever lived in Utah? I once knew someone with your name.

  2. You can be forgiven for thinking they might be Australian. They are really popular here - a great plant.

  3. Hi in nov i planted 5 of them- I want to keep them pruned so they are wide but narrow in size - I planted them instead of putting up a fence - I dont know if it will work but im trying it -I havent been able to find info an pruning these plants- any ideas?