new New Seasons on Williams Avenue

new seasons metal trees

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.

new seasons trellises

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.

New Seasons real trees

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.

grassy strips between parking

Instead of pulling up to the nose of another car, the parking areas are divided by these grassy raised beds.

NS entrance

A nice selection of seasonal plants greets you at the entrance.

plants for urban gardeners

Plants for urban gardeners line the walls near the entrance.

NS cut flowers

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.

9 Responses to “new New Seasons on Williams Avenue”

  1. Grace Peterson Says:

    Nice store. The selection of plants outside really draws me. I wonder are those sculptures trees or carrots? They look like carrots to me.

  2. PlantPostings Says:

    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.

  3. ricki Says:

    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.

  4. Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening Says:

    Oh it is so nice to see blooms and gardens in the making. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Diana Studer Says:

    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.

  6. julie a. fukuda / portland tree tour Says:

    I love the street trees they put in, Quercus suber. I admire them every day as I drive by!

  7. ricki Says:

    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.

  8. The Gardening Shoe Says:

    I love those car park dividers! Have the rabbits been fooled by those tree/carrots?

  9. ricki Says:

    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.

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