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.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

California Natives

Allen Chickering Salvia has a bluer flower than straight Cleveland Sage, and they really stand out against California Poppies. This Salvia was planted in January from a small 1 gallon.
The best time to plant natives here in So Cal is between November and January. Poppies are best planted by seed anytime during Fall. Natives look tempting in Spring, and it's fine to plant a few here and there, but if you are re-doing a large area, Nov through Jan planting will give you a much better chance of success.
You will really reap the benefits of Fall/Winter planting in March through May of the following year.

1 comment:

  1. Native there, a desirable flower here, California poppies.

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