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.

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 6, 2015

We are READY !!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 4:03 am

Our benches are filling up with all new plants for Spring 2015 ! With such a head start to the planting season, the plants are waiting for new homes right now! This picture  (below) shows a range of Euphorbias, Sedges and Grasses, all of which will be fine if it does become cooler….DSCN1240Our selection of Hebes is fantastic !  These little shrubs are terrific in creative pot planting/combinations. Some are hardy, some are sometimes hardy and some are ‘annuals’…

DSCN1241Early vegetables are also in stock ! They have been ‘hardened off’ and can be planted out in the Vancouver area.

DSCN1253Hedging ? We sell YEWS, but not  Cedars. Why?? Yews are  a very dark green, clip very well, and genetically are not 100’ trees ! Of all the YEWS, ‘H.M. Eddie’ is our favourite. This selection produces NO BERRIES, and is therefore much cleaner in the garden. It is stiffly upright, tight growing (not floppy) and clips well. Also, H.M. Eddie was a legendary Vancouver nurseryman who operated just down Marine Drive, and was famous all over the world for his own rose introductions and the Dogwood hybrid he created, ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’.DSCN1248

So many things to write about…. look at these DOUBLE PRIMROSES ! They look like African Violets !  They would prefer to be out of the rain, but love the cool weather otherwise. They are also perennial, and only $3.99 eachDSCN1259

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