My Great Outdoors: Aysun's Mediterranean Garden

My Great Outdoors: Aysun's Mediterranean Garden

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Jun 18, 2009

Name: Aysun
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Type of space: Garden
Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: Our Mediterranean garden is located near the Iznik lake in the city of Bursa, Turkey. Because of the climate, we basically live out every season in the garden, and it's easy to cultivate many different kind of flowers and plants. I design everything by myself and with my husband's help...

How did you create it?
We bought this land from a farmer's family who were growing beans before. We built our house first and then started to work on the garden. Because of our careers ( I'm a painter and my husband is a decorator) we prefer to design and work by ourselves. We've been here 15 years and still love it.

Recommended store, site, product or resource?
Well, my husband built all the garden stairs and wooden deck by himself, and I cultivated all the flowers and plants. Books were my biggest reference. After 15 years working in the garden, I recently published a book of my watercolor paintings of the garden. Now I'm preparing a garden journal to share my experiences with other readers.

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