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!

October 18, 2010

We’re ready for fall

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 10:13 pm

                 Autumn brings a whole new dose of creativity to the nursery.  Our displays are refreshed with pumpkins, gourds, twigs, bales of straw, birch branches and stumps (my new obsession) and anything else that we can find.
                 Gardeners in our climate can indulge in many of the best and largest Heucheras I have ever seen . One variety in particular, Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ stands out. This plant has warm, maple  syrup coloured foliage with a jaggedy edge .  It combines well with purple kale, bronzy grasses and the fabulous orange leaved Heuchera  ’Peach Flambe’ for an evergreen combo in a pot or in the garden.
                  We also love lichen-covered sticks in acid green or celadon/grey. They can be stuck in pots, left lying around on their own, or standing in a vase or metal bucket. You may find your own (many old fruit trees would appreciate a good pruning and are often being killed by a  severe  case of lichen attack ). 
                   So, drop by the nursery and get inspired !  There is a facet to autumn gardening that does not involve planting bulbs….. you may find it here !Fall2010 Nursery (5)

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