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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....

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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.

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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!

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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....

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

July 17, 2016

It happened !

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 11:42 pm

                         It is nearly a year since I wrote anything here, and only now do I even feel like it . I’ll get right to it – we got another (rescue) dog ! Brent and I knew that ‘Corona’ was irreplaceable, and other dog owners know that feeling. I looked online for months, at breeders and rescue sites…. and noticed a very ‘Corona-looking’ dog at a dog rescue in Merritt, B.C. Hmmmm… sister lives in Merritt…..
A few weeks went by, I killed time at home looking at dogs online, writing to breeders, trying to not think of Corona too much. Out of the blue, my sister phoned me and told me about this lovely dog at Angel’s Animal Rescue in Merritt , B.C. ( she volunteered there.) I said “Do you mean “Cassie” ? And the rest is history. This amazing rescue society is run by one fantastic woman named Judana . She promptly volunteered to drive the dog from Merritt to Langley to meet us, no obligation.
We liked this little girl dog very much, especially after hearing her sad story. They found her wandering on the Coquihala Highway, after getting reports from truckers of an abandoned dog with a litter of puppies. The puppies did not survive. We changed her name to ‘TAFFY’ and have we ever struck gold again ! She thinks we are puppies and licks us no-stop. She is so happy out at our farm it is a joy to come home to! I could go on forever – but won’t.  Let me show you on my phone !!

I do think that anyone who can should realize that KHARMA is a very real and powerful force. By giving a happy life to an animal in need is really, actually, giving one to yourself. I need no more proof.



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