Mediterranean gardens roam the shade in the afternoon, with scent of lavender and a mound of bees in the wind. Famous for its historic gardens in Italy, Spain, Greece, and southern France, the Mediterranean garden offers a wonderful and dreamy feel to visitors.
“The attractiveness of the Mediterranean garden is romantic,” said Kathy Tamoni, marketing director at Monrovia. Themes also work in modern landscapes.
How to design a Mediterranean garden
Here’s how to put one together for use with your Mediterranean garden.
Include water bodies.
Explosions on a hot summer day have both soothing and soothing effects, says Tamoni. A simple stone bird bath, if space is limited, can give the same feeling.
Create paths and shaded seating areas.
Streets and seating areas in the sun with light-colored pebbles and carpets in nude shades. Such materials offer functionality, as well as an independent gallery that complements the colors of many Mediterranean plants.
Design a sense of isolation.
The walled gardens and courtyards of the Mediterranean are particularly attractive for privacy, proximity, and protection from elements such as intense sun or wind. The place should not be completely closed. According to Tamoni, privacy can be achieved with fences, trails, arbor or pergola, or even a large pot or a container made of stone or tar.
Grow a wide variety of plants.
Historically, Mediterranean gardens have been a thriving place for plants and fruit trees for family purposes. Plants are particularly easy to grow, and many heat-resistant perennials – such as thyme, sage, oregano and rosemary – return year after year.
Include fruit trees.
Fig trees, olive trees, pomegranates, and citrus trees are especially attractive, giving the garden a Mediterranean flavor. If you do not live in a tropical climate, many species of these trees can grow in pots in the yard, and then in winter as indoor plants.
Plants Dry-solid ornament.
“Because water is expensive in many parts of the Mediterranean, many drought-tolerant plants are part of this,” Tamoni said. Choose low maintenance plants, such as salvia, agustas, succulents, and agave, which can give a great impression on a large pot or landscape bed. Many Mediterranean plants, such as lavender, have a silver-gray lining on their leaves, which reflects heat and brightens the landscape at noon. White roses, once established, are incredibly strong, and their color gives a cool effect.
Enhance the space with your own personality.
Gardens are always a reflection of your personal style and taste, but any historical and timeless feeling is evocative of a Mediterranean garden. Think of the chairs and starfish, the colorful carpet and the beautiful furniture that will allow you to enjoy Alfresco in the afternoon cocktails or dinners.