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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!

February 14, 2014

CHECK YOUR SNOWDROPS !!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 10:35 pm

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It means bending over and getting on your hands and knees, but you just might have a very special Snowdrop and not even know it ! They may ‘all look the same’ from above, but have subtle differences that drive snowdrop fanciers wild ! One very special snowdrop bulb recently sold on EBAY for over seven hundred pounds ! That is over one thousand dollars. So get out there and look!  We have pots of ‘ordinary’ snowdrops in stock, in bloom, for $3.99 . Even these show variation…. a couple of Vancouver’s best gardeners have already scooped a few.  We also are brimming with pots of  forced tulips, hyacinths,crocus,muscari,fritillarias and dwarf iris . These are a quick way to ‘fake’ some spring colour by planting them now, in the garden. You can create long-lasting patio pots using them, and later plant the flowered bulbs permanently out in a garden bed. Most are priced at $3.99 and contain several bulbs per pot.

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The lovely green striped snowdrop on the right was found in a Burnaby, B.C. garden and named after its late discoverer, Rosemary Burnham. It is causing a sensation in England, and is one of the most sought-after snowdrops on earth. I knew her, and she gave me (and other plant friends)  a few bulbs of it. Lucky she did, because word got out and someone found her house and stole her entire clump! It wasn’t even in bloom !

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