I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of the New Seasons on Williams because it is right on my way to Ristretto’s cafe in that neighborhood. It outdid my expectations, with these sculptural trees marching down the side facing Vancouver Ave.
Metal mesh panels are bolted to the wall behind the trees to support climbing vines. I like this idea, though I’m not sure the trees will stand out as much once the vines fill in to cover the mesh.
All is not fantasy on this site. Plenty of real, living trees have been incorporated into the landscape design.
Unlike so many commercial projects, a nice variety of trees has been introduced.
Instead of pulling up to the nose of another car, the parking areas are divided by these grassy raised beds.
A nice selection of seasonal plants greets you at the entrance.
Plants for urban gardeners line the walls near the entrance.
Right outside the doors are banks of cut flowers. Step through and find succulents and house plants. They have even begun labeling their succulents with correct botanical names. Isn’t it nice to know that someone is listening to our concerns? All New Seasons stores offer a pleasant shopping experience, but this one has special appeal for we who call ourselves gardeners.
Nice store. The selection of plants outside really draws me. I wonder are those sculptures trees or carrots? They look like carrots to me.
Oh, I like the idea of having the green, growing plants as dividers in the parking lot! I’d sure like to see more of that around the country! Looks like a great place to shop. I’m wondering if those orange and green metal sculptures are supposed to represent partially uprooted carrots? Interesting idea.
Grace ~You are in the majority, seeing them as carrots. I guess I’m just not that into the food part of gardening.
PP~These guys are onto something. See above re. the carrot thing.
Oh it is so nice to see blooms and gardens in the making. Thank you for sharing!
the scale confused me. I was seeing Strelitzia leaves – but what is that orange thing beneath them. Now, I see a row of monster carrots.
I love the street trees they put in, Quercus suber. I admire them every day as I drive by!
Lee~It’s especially nice when coming from a grocery store.
Diana~Power of suggestion? That’s how it worked for me.
Julie~Of course you do, tree lady.
I love those car park dividers! Have the rabbits been fooled by those tree/carrots?
Shoe~Hah! Good one! I’m now picturing very tough, ‘Harvey’ sized rabbits working away at night, trying to get them out of the ground.