Decorating With Pots: Mediterranean Style
Private courtyards, framed views, terra-cotta tiles, olive oil jars, exotic leaves, and heady scents are hallmarks of the Mediterranean garden. A few drought-tolerant plants, some pelargoniums, herbs, and a lemon tree complete the look.
- Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
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When containers look as good as these, forget about planting them, although you could insert a pot in the top and let a climbing nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) or small-leaved ivy (Hedera) spiral out and down. When arranging pots to give antiquity and impact, opt for echoing shapes that build up in height, and either give them a prominent position or half conceal them among arching ferns.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
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Many of the plants that thrive in the Mediterranean also do well in cooler climates, in well-drained, sandy soil.(11 photos)