ISSUE 20  |  Greek Isles

Trending on Gardenista: The Mediterranean Way to Garden

May 23, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Remodelista Team

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Gardenista joined us in the Greek Isles–and learned how horticulturalists triumph in the land of sun and sea. They also came away with a recipe for whitewash. Here are six posts not to miss:

Above: The subject of this week’s Landscape Architect Visit: a group of eight houses on Antiparos, built with a minimum impact on the landscape (design by Thomas Doxiadis), and and each with pools and perfect sea views.

Above: The trick to growing plants in extreme weather conditions? Michelle details 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the Greeks.

Above: How can you grow a Mediterranean garden in your own backyard? Hint: Cypress trees stand sentry in this Mill Valley, California, landscape. Michelle leads us on a visit to a Modern CA Garden Inspired by the Classics.

Above: The key to staying cool: a whitewashed balcony with sun filtering through bamboo poles. Learn how to recreate the look in DIY: Whitewashed Walls and Steal This Look: Greek Bamboo Canopy.

Above: Looking for one of the easiest Mediterranean ingredients to grow? “For a plant believed to boost memory, rosemary is hardy enough to be forgotten,” writes Amanda in this week’s Field Guide

Go to Gardenista’s Greek Isles issue for more.