DAYLILIES
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Thomas Hobbs own hybrids (and other fabulous varieties) are available in
limited numbers. Hybridizing daylilies has become an absolute obsession....
using cutting edge parent plants from the world's top breeders.

Half the fun is in naming them!

SOUTHLANDS NURSERY
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Could it be that dreams do come true?
When artistic talent, sweat, business savvy and encyclopedic
plant knowledge are combined, it seems they do....

Southlands Nursery is a walk-in fantasy,
where beauty always comes before profit.

STORE INFO
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Established in 1991, and located in a charming 'equestrian pocket' on Vancouver's upscale
westside, this unique area called Southlands is a horse friendly enclave right in the city.
Large lots and small acreages house many stables, and it is not unusual to see horses and their
riders go by our gates. With delicious free coffee always on hand, many people tell us that they
come down to the nursery just to experience the beautiful atmosphere.
We hope you will visit soon!

TOM SPEAKS
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According to all my grade school report cards, I never stop speaking!

Here is where I rant/ share/ proselytize about whatever I think is
beautiful/ interesting/ semi-important....

JUST IN
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At Southlands Nursery, things are always changing,
and not just with the seasons. We're constantly creating,
searching and bringing in new plants and exciting items
on a regular basis.

Get a sneak peak here or come visit us soon.

FAVOURITES
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Visiting Vancouver?
Want to order flowers?

Check out this very personal list of some of Thomas Hobbs favourite
Vancouver shops and restaurants you may not otherwise discover.

DAYLILIES
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Thomas Hobbs own hybrids (and other fabulous varieties) are available in
limited numbers. Hybridizing daylilies has become an absolute obsession....
using cutting edge parent plants from the world's top breeders.

Half the fun is in naming them!

ORDERING
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We will never be a fully online shopping nursery, but from time to time
we'll offer special plants or things.Thomas Hobbs own daylily introductions
will be available for Spring or Fall shipping.

We hope to offer other specialties,
such as own own Nerine hybrids, this way, also.

BOOKS & PRESS
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The only thing I love more than gardening is sharing that passion with others.
I've had the pleasure of writing 2 books and have been featured in a number of professional
horticultural and gardening magazines. For the past 16 years I've also worked in television on
GlobalBC's Saturday morning news 'Gardening with Thomas Hobbs' segments. The nursery has
been featured on virtually every gardening show including 'The Victory Garden', 'Martha Stewart'
and 'Recreating Eden'. We were even home to 'The Orchid Nazi' on the hit TV show The X Files!

March 19, 2010

Introducing ‘Connie Casserole’ – My very first Introduction !

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 12:25 am

I did it !!  I registered my very first hybrid with The American Hemerocallis Society . I thought long and hard on which  of my seedlings it would be, and what I would name it.
‘Connie Casserole’ is a cross between ‘Ferengi Gold’ and ‘Michael Miller’ .  Out of this cross, I raised two outstanding seedlings, and about ten that were pretty nice.  But, ‘Connie Casserole’ was the best of the best . I have to say, this plant really performs.  The growth habit is exceptional, also. It quickly forms a very symmetrical clump with an unusally high number of fans. Each fan produces one or two spikes of 26 or more buds, on 24″ scapes. The blooming period goes  on all summer. I love ruffled edges on a very rounded flower, and here  they are !   The  flowers are citrus yellow , with a faint peachy  haze in full sun.  It is also fragrant !  The petals are very thick, and the surface is ‘diamond dusted’ .
I would say I have raised 3,000 seedlings to the flowering stage , and kept three plants. This is one of them !  I am going to introduce the other two very soon !
'Connie Casserole'
About the name :   ‘Connie Casserole’  was the name of a very funny male character in the groundbreaking , mainstream ,1970′s  gay-themed movie ‘The Boys in The Band’ . You should rent it ! It was produced by Dominic Dunne !

A limited number of blooming size single fans are for sale this spring. They are $25.00 each.   You may order them from us,  (see our order form on this website) ,or from Erikson’s Daylilies in Langley, BC.
(604)856-5758  www.plantlovers.com/daylily. Email pamela1@istar.ca

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