The Mediterranean Courtyard provides a place for life to be lived,
and as such must fulfill many roles....
It can be a place of comfort, a quiet haven, a shady retreat for an afternoon siesta,
a setting to eat in the cool of the evening.
It is a place in which one can prepare food
and grow herbs for seasoning savory meals...
TIP: Wattling or the weaving of willows for garden perimeters
is quite Mediterranean..and fun also
A courtyard must be beautiful,
and often with the most uncomplicated of layouts.
The Mediterranean Courtyard can be quite small....
but even though small, still quite effective.
TIP: See how a few small pots with topiary create a European feel to this court- yard?