Mediterranean conservatory presents environment and lifestyle that is prevalent in the Mediterranean area. Vegetation in Mediterranean is adapted to high temperatures and drought in summer and temperatures to freezing point and rain in the winter. Lifestyle is peaceful, as summer heat does not allow intense working during day.
Selection of plants is diverse. Plants are mostly robust and resistant to pests and diseases. They do not require much care and need watering only on few days. Most of these plants need winter temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius for successful growth. Therefore such conservatory is not pleasant to be in in wintertime.
The Mediterranean style is dominated by stone and baked clay (terracotta). Paths can be made of brick or stone slabs. Plant containers should be made out of terracotta and can be completely of natural colour or in different bright colours and patterns. Furniture should be metal or from solid wood.
Ideas for the design may be obtained at summer visits to the Mediterranean or the Adriatic Sea.
Selected leading plants for the Mediterranean conservatory
Selected attendant plants for Mediterranean conservatory: