Mediterranean Landscaping Design
You can give your yard a Mediterranean feel through Mediterranean landscaping. A Mediterranean landscaping usually also gives the impression of warmth and lushness. A sense of age and permanence is reflected in walls, fountains or other hardscape features. Then typical planting materials to create a good Mediterranean ambiance would be Italian cypress, olive trees and fruit trees such as orange and lemon trees. In colder climates other fruit trees will work well. Use vines like grapevines to drape over trellises and patio shade covers. Southern European designs are designed to be practical, too, so feel free to include vegetables and fruits. More characteristic plants to set the mood would be junipers, lavender, sage, rosemary, climbing or sprawling roses, oleander, bougainvillea, poppies, sunflowers and iris, among many others.