There is a riot of color to greet you at the entrance:
|There are Canna's, butterfly bush, and a mass of annuals... and it really clashes with the red curb...|
In front of Pottery Barn, there are some purple bananas and a big container with a single Agave in it:
|The Agave was in remarkably good shape for being right by the enterance|
In front of the "fancy" shops (can you tell I don't shop there?) the color palete calms down some - mostly whites and greens in very large round containers:
|These seemed like they were in part shade - which explains the hostas and ferns|
|I'm not sure that tree likes being that shape, but it was real...|
I wonder how they water them all?
At the end of the street, there is a Tequila bar, which had some of my favorite containers, and use of non-plant art:
|The white toppers on the pillar match the agave - appropriate for a Tequila bar!|
Or whatever they are - they looked like those generic bedding annuals you can buy flat of at the big box stores. I wonder what made them chose those, instead of rocks, or a plant that has similiar water needs?
Walking back up the street, there are more colorful containers (in front of the more affordable stores. Hmm...)
|Cheaper stores = more colorful containers outside. I like the Aeonium arboreum in the bottom right picture - they look like alien eyes...|
I did find another Agave on a side street, that I was tempted to steal some pups from.
|All the tips were clipped off!|
and this cool water feature that looked like the palm trees around it:
|Or maybe it looks like a blue agave..|
|The wood planks on the right are not on the ground - I'm assuming to protect the roots?|
I also found this container, that was supposed to look like an A. bracteosa growing out of the rock... with herbs?
|This was another odd plant combo - and I don't know how they water them either.|
|There was a red one on the other side of the pond. Cute!|