Tillandsias are the ‘AIR PLANTS’ you see for sale everywhere lately. The are a huge family of epiphytes (not parasites) that perch on narrow twigs (even on hydro lines) in their native Mexico and Central America. Their seeds are delivered by wind and stick on airy perches, where they derive moisture and minerals from rain, fog and occasional bird droppings. They ask for very little! Here I have enclosed them in a wire cage, with a bit of moss for a go-anywhere Christmas gift idea @ $30.00 complete.
December 7, 2015
December 2, 2015
December is here and we can finally not feel strange about seeing so much Christmas’ in the stores. We have a very ‘HOBBS’ selection of lights and trims in the nursery now. It is reminiscent of the glory days of my nearly 40 years on West 41st Ave in Kerrisdale. For those who miss my old stores, ( and Kerrisdale itself…) you will recognize many brands now for sale at the nursery . You have to come check us out ! We are open every day from 9-6. Little skiing hedgehogs are all handmade , with little knitted scarves, sweaters and toques. Six different types, $20.00 each
They come in three sizes : 10″ (95.00) 8″ (75.00) and 6″ (50.00) For indoors or out
These wooden snowflakes (below) are all cut by laser and then glittered in tasteful colours. They are very lightweight, and come in a nice wooden box. $36.00 for 12 snowflakes.
If you don’t have room for a big tree, consider these nostalgic reproduction glitter trees, shown below . I remember having these growing up as a child in Winnipeg . A previous owner had left three in a cupboard in a large house we lived in, and I was not yet in grade one. I vividly remember finding them in a basement ‘playroom’, and my young, beauty-thirsty brain was thrilled ! We have more types than shown here, and prices range from $12.99 to $45.00