Saturday, July 23, 2011

Plantings at Eton

We are fortunate to live near a beautiful shopping center called Eton. Besides housing one of the few remaining Barnes and Noble stores, there's a Trader Joe's, Anthropolgie, Sur le Table, Penzey's...and lots of other terrific shops and great restaurants.

My favorite thing, however, is the beautiful plantings in the summer time. We went over early this morning and took pictures before things got busy.

Here's a "big photo" of the general look:
My pretty car, Stella, as seen between two planters:

The picnic tables you see below are outside "B Spot," Michael Symon's burger restaurant. The plantings surrounding the tables consist of pole beans, herbs, tomatoes, etc:

Here I am - all 5'4" of me - to show you the scale of some of the plantings:
And here's my Oldtimer, to show you the scale of another - outside Anthropologie:

I love this bench near the big chess board:

The animal print planters are very striking, too:
If you look around the base of the planters (above) you'll notice the "Supertunias" that are covering the ground. I've always seen them trailing from hanging planters - never realized they could almost be ground cover!


ruthanne said...

Thank you Sue,what a lovely mall. That does help make this day better.
Love your new Car!

Bear said...

Sue this is such a beauty spot- do yo u have many other shopping centres like this - or is this one thata just does beauty??

This is absolutely beautiful and would be a pleasure to go there and just look let alone shop there
thank you for the look
love n hugs bearxoxoxoxox

PeggyW said...

What a beautiful spot! I can imagine spending a lot of time here!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Thank you for sharing those photos Sue. It did cheer me up. What amazing beauty and a riot of colours.

Deb said...

Beautiful plantings! The mall certainly does spend a lot on their outside decor! Clearly very upscale!

Jennifer Rose said...

that is a wonderful spot :D wish more malls looked like that instead of just plain concrete bunkers :/

Pam R said...

Great pic's Sue! Makes me want to go up and have lunch at B Spot just to be surrounded by the beauty. Eton is one of my favorite places to go.

MaryO said...

What a stunningly beautiful mall! I'd be tempted to go there everyday just to enjoy those beautiful plants! And you look like you belong photograph so well! Have to say, Oldtimer does too....LOL!