Jana and Claudio have made use of nearly every inch of their urban lot to grow food and fresh flowers, creating a lush oasis in the city. Gardenia trees and a honeysuckle vine perfume the entryway; lavender and old-fashioned roses provide romance. Rosemary is essential for the Italian dishes Jana makes, and a productive vegetable garden behind the home keeps the kitchen well-stocked. A slow-growing hybrid dwarf grass (Bonsai) lawn and drought-resistant landscaping help foster an atmosphere of calm.
Photo By Claudio Santini