Here are six ideas to steal from the beautiful gardens of Provence.
Potted Plants. You can capture some of the ambiance of Provence by grouping potted plants. Try using terracotta pots or olive jars with great patina.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
Herb Garden: Capture the taste of Provence by growing an herb garden in antique pots. For an elegant design and instructions for growing a Provencal herb garden in containers on a patio or deck, see HERE for instructions and plants.
Fountains: Among my favorite garden elements from Provence were the beautiful fountains. Water is a precious element in the region where droughts are frequent. Fountains appear in varying shapes and sizes as garden ornamentation and provide a refreshingly cool element in the dry climate. See HERE for a look at the beautiful fountains of the region.
Provencal Garden: You may not have an incredible farmhouse to back a dining table up to, but achieve a similar look with the perfect mixture of pergolas, gravel, pots, and beautiful plants. Find a little spot and lay gravel beneath a rustic table. Wisteria is a popular plant and grows in many different climates. Patina is key to Provencal pots, planted with your favorite plants.
Here are some helpful tips for growing and training Wisteria.