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.

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Mediterranean Container Garden DK - Simple Steps to Success: Containers for Patios © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Colored tiles and a few old chunky pots give this collection of traditional herbs—mint (Mentha), fennel (Foeniculum) and parsley (Petroselinum)—a strong Mediterranean feel. Keep nipping back the herbs (not the fennel) for kitchen use and they will put out extra, bushier growth. Other essential herbs for the cook’s garden include chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), basil (Ocimum basilicum), oregano (Origanum vulgare) and tarragon (Artemisia abrotanum).

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Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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