Sweet olive blooms release a heady, sweet fragrance that’s almost haunting. Give plants cool temperatures during winter and a spot near a south, west or east window to encourage flowering. The natural bloom time falls from September to April, so you can count on this charmer for some winter cheer. Plants won’t start flowering until they’re 6 inches tall. Botanical name: Osmanthus fragrans ‘Fudingzhu’
This garden's palette was inspired by house's exterior. Paths invite exploration through the various edible plants. Garden beds on either side of the walkway were raised slightly, then planted with purple smoke bush and silver olive trees to give the residents more privacy.
A grove of olive trees plays host to an intimate dinner party set around a large wood table. A bright centerpiece and white linens create a casual table setting for alfresco dining. Crisscrossing string lights and floral chair cushions are charming accents.
John Barrentine and Chuck Marquardt of the RED Real Estate Group recently sold this stunning Craftsman in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood, and affirm that the discerning use of color, including classic red and yellow on an olive background, added immensely to the curb appeal.
This olive green cottage-style bathroom comes with a very modern twist: a wall-mounted flat screen TV above the large soaking tub. More of an old-fashioned type? There's also a gorgeous forest view outside the big window.
This Craftsman-style home was designed with "green" features and functionalities throughout. The variations in the roofline and beautiful exterior color choices, “Renwick Olive" and ”Accessible Beige" bring out the Arts and Crafts charm in the exterior. The stone veneer facade creates a cohesive look throughout the landscape.