Mediterranean Backyard By: Barbara Ballinger From: Michael Glassman November 25, 2014 Landscape designer Michael Glassman takes a formerly concrete backyard and transforms it into a Mediterranean-designed retreat. Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more. 1 / 5 From: Michael Glassman Dining With a View Sheltered dining gets framed with columns supported by stone piers to add a rustic Mediterranean flavor. A large flowering tree is another focal point for those sitting or relaxing at opposite ends of the yard.