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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.

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!

September 27, 2012

Beautiful Bulbs for Fall are here

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 11:04 pm

                                                                                             THOMAS HOBBS “BEL’OCCHIO COLLECTIONS’

WOW -  it is already bulb time !   With hundreds of varieties to choose from, I put together these two beautiful, exclusive collections to make gift giving and colour-coordinating super easy !!  The ‘dark’ collection features a fantastic new BLACK TULIP called ‘BLACK JEWEL’ !!  (We don’t have any to sell except in these collections) – it is so fab ! A fringed black beauty .  I put six of these with six ‘BLACK PARROT’ tulips and six of the unusually inky blue hyacinth ‘PETER  STUYVESANT’.  And, to make it an amazing bargain for  $19.99 per kit, I added  in 12 big blue Anemones !!   All of these bulbs are very hardy and super easy to grow in full sun. All the bulbs are top size and hand chosen for picky , picky me.

The ‘Soft Tones’ collection contains a real treasure : Narcissus ‘KATIE HEATH’ . This dwarf Narcissus is my #1 favourite, and good luck trying to find it for sale – anywhere else.  It has a chubby little cup in a soft flesh shade and wide, reflexing petals. It is later to bloom and looks amazing with the (also included) 12 soft blue Muscari  ‘VALERIE FINNIS’ . This is a pale, pale faded denim blue version of the common Grape Hyacinth .  It is a million times nicer and a zillion times less common !  This kit also includes six bulbs of the giant ‘Summer Snowflake’ , LEUCOJUM  ’GRAVETYE GIANT’ . This is a seldom seen 20″ tall snowdrop look-a-like that blooms in mid-summer. It is also hard to find. And, twelve of my favourite little crocus ‘BLUE PEARL’ are here. also. This is a very beautiful and  ‘wild-looking’ small crocus. It has pearly/sheen petals in a very pale silvery blue, unlike any other. A gem for February cheer.  So just imagine these together in your own garden or patio pots – then buy it for a friend as well !

THESE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT ‘HOBBS’ , our Kerrisdale gift store . 2129 West 41st Ave, Vancouver, B.C. 604-261-5998                                    Both collections are priced at $19.99each

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