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!

April 28, 2010

Tremendous Tree Peonies

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 1:16 am

       We  are thrilled to offer an excellent selection of these incredible, thrilling plants ! I am personally obsessed with them ! As if I needed another plant family to collect….
       Tree peonies are ancient treasures, originally from China. Hybridizers ‘over there’ and in the U.S., Switzerland and England have been breeding and selecting them for centuries.  No wonder ! Their incredible flowers can be a foot across, with tissue paper-like petals in amazing colours.  Tree peonies form woody stems that should be left unpruned. Slowly, a small bush forms and doesn’t die back to the ground like herbaceous peonies do.  They like sun, but  do just as well with a bit of afternoon shade, or dappled light. 
         Always be home in early May, because that is when they bloom. The astonishingly beautiful flowers are fleeting…. usually lasting about one week each.  As plants mature, they will produce more than one flower per branch and the bloom time will be extended.  Perhaps it is best that their beauty is short-lived….. like fireworks, delicious food, great wine, brilliant talent…. we appreciate it more when we are aware it is limited.
         For an amazing selection of tree peonies, check out www.songsparrow.com  for Klehm nursery’s fabulous offerings.  I ordered (from Canada) and it was worth every dollar.
         At Southlands Nursery, our tree peonies are $24.95 each. Tree peony 1

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