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!

June 23, 2012

Majolica Madness !!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 11:15 pm

 

Because we love beauty, and things botanical especially, the brightly glazed world of antique ceramics known as Majolica has found a home at Southlands Nursery. Thomas Hobbs has collected these pieces personally, and has made them available at very,very reasonable prices. All are antique, mostly English, ( but lots are American), and in the 45.00 – 95.00 range. A few large pieces are  150.00 – 250.00. We have several pieces made by the famous ‘Etruscan Pottery’ of Pennsylvania . These are my personal favourites. They made extremely beautiful , brightly coloured begonia leaves, sea shell patterns and natural designs. They went out of business in 1892, after a catastrophic fire.  Each of our pieces is unique, with a patina of age and charm. Some have tiny cracks -who cares. It is very hard to part with any of them. They are eye candy and have earned their retirement after more than 100 years of use !  Drop by to see them -  it is like going to a fantasy mini museum of inspired pottery!

Double- click on thumbnails to enlarge each image ,then do it again to make them bigger ! Then enjoy the beauty  rush !

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