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hortulus ADMIN November 7, 2007
Thanks for your interest in this pool! This photo pool is about how a summer dry, and relatively mild, winter-wet climate molds our experience of the landscape and naturally creates a design vernacular common to gardens in any of the 5 mediterranean climate regions of the world. Photos approved for this pool hope to show the tremendous diversity possible within that understanding.

Group Description

The mediterranean climate, is generally considered a wonderful place to live. With many rainless days, and typically clear blue skies and moderate temps, it is very pleasant indeed. But because rain does not fall during ¼ to ½ of the year during the warm summer months, gardening approaches found successful in summer rainfall climates fail miserably. In other temperate climates, winter is the predominant dormant season – the time when growth ceases. In mediterranean climates, winter is mild and water is available, making this an active growing period. In contrast, the warm and dry summer, the most challenging period for plants, becomes the dormant period.
Gardeners must find a unique approach to this interesting climate. This photo forum hopes to present diverse examples of successful solutions. Because of its benign character, living in a mediterranean climate region often means living outside most of the year, therefore garden design often comes to include innovative ways in which outdoor “rooms” can be integrated into the landscape. This affords unique aesthetic opportunities.
This project is expected to dovetail with others, such as The Mediterranean Garden Society, the Medit-Plants e-mail forum, and the gardening in mediterranean climate worldwide web site.
Moderation of photos in this forum is intended to help keep the focus of the group clear, and to ensure clarity of presentation & information.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 10 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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