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 1, 2012

Introducing My New Collections !

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 6:59 am

Here they are !  For Spring 2012, I have designed two exclusive bulb collections to make creating beautiful combinations in your garden a no-brainer.
With access to virtually anything I thought would be affordable and easy to grow, I put together one ‘creamy peach’ collection, and one ‘dark drama’ collection.  I am calling them the ‘Bel’Occhio Collections’ . Bel’Occhio is Italian for ‘Beautiful Eye’ –  ’nuf said.
Both are priced at only $19.99 !  This is less than these bulbs would sell for on their own. What a great gift idea ! I think they would be great to take to dinner (instead of wine)…. or for a ‘Thank You’ of any type.
We can ship them to you, anywhere in Canada !  Drop by or phone us to make your selections before they’re all gone !  Shipping fees extra, at cost.
Phone: 604-261-6411, Fax 604-261-6403

Next year , 2013, look for them nationwide at better garden centres .

Bel’Occhio Collection # 1  includes :    @  $19.99

1  tuber clump of Giant Dahlia ‘Cafe au Lait‘  -  one of my personal favourites. An unusual true parchment colour unlike any other.
Now very hard to find.

3 Oriental lily bulbs ‘Salmon Stargazer’  -  a tasteful, softer shade…. super hardy, fragrant, and truly beautiful. Perennial. Not crazy tall.

3 Oriental lily bulbs ‘Casa Blanca’  - the best lily ever . Huge, fragrant white…. fabulous as cut flowers. Perennial. Orgasmic perfume.

1 tuber  clump of Giant Dahlia ‘Moonlight Sonata’ -  A gorgeous salmon shade, a gorgeous shape, a gorgeous plant habit.
All these qualities, and great for cut flowers!

 

Bel’Occhio Collection #2 includes :   @$ 19.99

3 Asiatic lily bulbs ‘Landini’  - it’s hard to believe a lily could be this dark – almost black. No ‘Photoshop’ here…. a shiny, burnished mahogany black ! Super hardy, steel rod stems, perennial. Stunning.

1 Dahlia tuber clump of  ‘Karma Choc’ -  a very very dark brownish red that appears black. Very different ! I like to mix a few super dark dahlias in with my peachy and orange ones, in the garden and in cut bouquets .

2 Canna tubers ‘Australia’ (not australis) – the darkest, shiniest black foliage of any Canna. Flowers  are also very dark – a lipstick red.
Strong, upright growth to about 4′.

1  Dahlia tuber clump of  ’ Kenora Macabre’ – a WOW flower ! Super dark red, a full , formal-but-shaggy cactus type I love !
This variety stops people in their tracks at dahlia shows !

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