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Mediterranean Garden Ideas

Get ideas for plants, hardscaping, and layout for a Mediterranean garden

A video transcript featuring Ive Haugeland, Shades of Green Landscape Architecture

To create the garden, you want to have some plants that are good-looking all year-round, but you also want some seasonal highlights. In this garden, the lavender is a big, great, hit of blue in the early summer. In the fall, we have the anemones, and in early spring, we have daffodils under the fruit trees. Other plants that create that framework are grasses, phormiums, and succulents behind me that stay nice the whole year.

Plants for sun and shade
In a garden like this, you have these different sun/shade patterns. You have shady areas and sunny areas, and you want the plantings to work well together. So, as an example in this garden, we used gaura in a very sunny spot, while on the other side of the pool where it's shady, we used anemones.

The succulents behind me are a smaller variation of Agave Americana. It's also a striped variation, so they don't get too big. The wall behind me is covered by Star Jasmine. In the spring, it has these very good-smelling little flowers.

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