A Mediterranean garden grows upwards just as much as it grows outwards. So, don’t leave any trellis, wall or fence bare. Climbers and luxuriously draping tree canopies will add height and an exceptional impact.
Whilst water features are not an essential part of the Mediterranean garden, they are a lovely additional touch. They also do a good job of breaking up the dry landscape.
A small rustic basin fountain mounted against a wall will bring a satisfying bubbling sound. Meanwhile, a small ornamental pool will add a drop of shimmer to your otherwise weathered scene.
If you don’t want to include a water feature, use bright vibrant blues in your colour scheme to offset the warm terracotta tones instead. You could even think about staining your pergola in Mediterranean blue and white too.