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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!

January 23, 2010

The Return of the Shoppers

Filed under: Uncategorized — yodiehead @ 12:50 am

Westie gets a ride (3)           We are having an incredible stretch of very mild weather, and the nursery is getting busy earlier than usual ! Everyone is eager to fix-up their pots and patios…. including me !
  We are receiving plant shipments already – fresh perennials, small evergreen shrubs and ‘fluffy colour’ like primula.
   The first week of February will bring us amazing hellebores from the O’Byrnes in Oregon, and from other breeders as well.  I will show lots of them on our website !
     Seeds are in already. We now carry ‘ West Coast Seeds’ which is a great local brand, and still offer ‘Rennee’s Seeds’ and the Italian vegetable seed brand ‘Gusto’. I make a point of having lots of plastic seed trays, clear dome lids, divided cell packs, plastic labels and sterilized potting/seed mix on hand.
     With the return of the shoppers, comes the return of the dogs ! We love dogs, and value their opinions.  We know many of them by name , and here is  ’Magee’ getting a tour of our new, more level and opened- up shopping area . We  always have doggie treats on hand, not just plant treats for their owners !

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