Olives, Laurel, Cypress,and Rosemary an Italian garden make. Don't forget to add potted lemons! The original design for this garden by another called for weeping willows which just did not seem right to me for an Italian themed house. I redesigned it to make it compatible with the design of the house and site. As you can see, much of the garden is a shallow roof garden over the garage. High water use plants were not a good idea in that situation.