From the whimsy of a herd of plastic snails or a garden path with plastic wolves at attention, or fountains fit for a Pope, Italy's landscape designers always thought of beauty. From Bellagio in the north to the Caesars' Palantine Hill rose garden, the Romans were masters of creating wow.
In one way or another, I have been developing outdoor living spaces for 17 years in Tampa Bay. Whether it's plants for the right place, a patio, pergola, fire pit or water feature, lighting and irrigation, I've enjoyed creating it.
Lauren Shiner is a landscape designer living in Tampa, Florida. If you would like your outdoor living space designed using many of the elements of European gardens, contact her through the contact form link at the top.