Staying Within The Mediterranean Design Style
For the most part, the landscaping for this Mediterranean style home is consistent in theme and atmosphere. However, elements like the stone lantern in the front flower bed area may create some conflict in the theme and design style. Most Japanese gardens don't follow a tropical planting scheme and most Mediterranean landscape designs doesn't include Japanese garden decor. Keeping your garden plans within a specific theme generally includes all elements as well as decor and hardscapes. And even with this home which isn't even necessarily Mediterranean design style, a specific focused theme is always helpful for coming up with ideas and designs.
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