Curved natural stone wall with mature olive trees
What Houzz contributors are saying:
8. Use the same stone in different waysA simple way to tie all the hard elements of your garden together is to use the same material in different ways. In this Mediterranean-style garden, we used sandstone paving from a local quarry and also sourced the stone for the walls from the same place. The wall stones were taken from different parts of the quarry, so the tones vary a little, but ultimately the material ties the garden together. If you use this idea, you could also try mixing regular square pavers with a panel of crazy paving for a little contrast.
What Houzzers are commenting on:
One tree that works brilliantly as a one-off special specimen is the olive tree (Olea europaea), with its amazing trunk and silvery-grey foliage. Olives are surprisingly resilient trees, even during a cold UK winter. After all, they’re used to being at the whims of the wind and rain where they originate from.