On Saturday I visited again, and this time I took some good pictures of the shop and its wonderful displays of goods. They are masters of the art of display, which I admire greatly since I myself have no talent for that kind of thing. The shop is in University Village, a large, sprawling, pedestrian-friendly open air mall, in a standalone building at the mall's north end.
|Outside the shop are plants for sale, as well as large items for the garden such as metal trellises and arches, and various items of furniture.|
|Inside is colorful and crowded, an assault on the senses|
|Love this head planter|
Everywhere you look in the shop, every time you turn around, a different display grabs your attention.
|I had to get a closer look at those colorful little square pots|
|I adore the fat meditating Buddha, and the pots that look like they're made of stacked circles.|
|I like the sentiment, and rationally I like the imperfection of the implementation. But my OCD tendencies balk as well. It would bug me, but also enervate me, to have this on the wall.|
|There was a great display of terrariums|
|I like the simplicity of the text on white paper, and the fact that the letters are straight. You can read the entire quote here.|
|These old fern prints were sandwiched between two pieces of glass in the frame|
The artfulness of the displays of plants continues outside.
|The Heucheras or Heucherellas match the color of the big concrete orbs|
I bought a couple of things -- An Oxalis 'Plum Crazy', an Echeveria nodulosa, a little froggie sculpture, and a few printed quotes on rough brown paper. I have plans for all of them. Um...except maybe the Oxalis.
Ravenna Gardens is a fun place to spend some weekend time!