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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!

December 18, 2010

An ‘Interesting’ Christmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 9:09 pm

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               At Southlands Nursery, we always try to make things ‘interesting’ and visually intriguing , even Christmas gift plants ! This year,  cut white birch and birch bark  are ‘the favourites’ .  Using mosses, lichens and unusual berries to dress-up wreaths and pots costs very little yet looks so much better than bare earth or  ‘florist ‘s foil’.
                Our displays include vintage Santas from the  1950′s and ’60′s that light up. These remind me of my early years in Winnipeg , Manitoba.  There was a lady in my neighbourhood ( St. Boniface ),  who was known as ‘Birchdale Betty’ . She lived on the next street over from us (Birchdale Ave.), and her Christmas displays were so over-the-top that they were a tourist attraction, even back then.  She had several dozen illuminated figures, animals and thousands of lights. Music drifted out of somewhere…. it was magical .  Of course I made sure that I became her favourite six year old neighbour !  ‘Little Tommy’ had found his first mentor.  Later on, it was discovered that she was not all that sweet, and was charged with getting little old ladies to change their wills and leave her everything. But not to digress….
                            If you need inspiration for the Christmas Season , drop by the nursery and look at some of the fun offerings  ( the Birchdale Betty influence ?)xmas '10 (4)xmas 2010-2 (3)santa - (1)wreath lemonsxmas 2010 (4)xmas '10 (2)

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