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Fall Feeding

Posted by nicosnurseryland on August 22, 2020 at 4:20 PM

It's one of the most important feedings, but it's the least likely feeding to be done!  Fall feeding is often forgotten about as we a little tired of gardening by now after a long spring and hot summer.  We are always excited to feed our lawns and plants in the Spring knowing we'll see the effects of our work soon.  Fall is all about preparing and long term effects.  Whether it's planting bulbs that you won't see blooming for months, or the Fall Feeding, which also doesn't...

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A simple guide to find your favourite Christmas Tree

Posted by nicosnurseryland on December 8, 2018 at 4:50 PM



Douglas Fir, one of the most popular here in BC. They grow fast, and thus, carry a lower price. Needle drop is a concern, so make sure to always keep it watered and use tree preservative. They have soft branches and needles. Good scent. Price range: 17.00 to 60.00


Nordman Fir, one of the nicest tree varieties for Christmas. Strong branches, soft, glossy green needle...

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Fall Colour Top Ten List

Posted by nicosnurseryland on October 7, 2018 at 3:05 AM

Fall Colour Top Ten List

Okay, it's way too hard to list just 10. So I've decided to to pick my top ten fall colour plants that we have in the nursery right now. The other stipulation, I could easily fill a list with just Japanese Maples. I will just put them all in to one entry. I also want to state that Burning Bush will not be on my list. It does have fantastic fall colour, but, maybe it's because we sell so many, they're just too common to be on my list! Here we go:

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Different, and Cool Gift Ideas!

Posted by nicosnurseryland on December 9, 2016 at 4:25 PM

It's time to get everyone checked off your list

With the cold temps and a little snow it's a good reminder that Christmas is not that far away now! My Christmas Shopping is never done until Dad and I take our annual trip on the 22nd or 23rd. If you're looking for some different ideas, I've compiled a few cool ideas below, and I hope they can help! Of course, we have lots of decorating ideas, and loads of Poinsettia's arriving twice a week now! Outside, we have a good selection of tr...

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Happy November

Posted by nicosnurseryland on November 5, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Happy November

Ahhh, the month before the storm! It's a nice time of year, as we all put our gardens to bed, relax inside on a rainy evening and dream about snow, Christmas or maybe even Spring?


Our nursery is almost packed away for winter and inside the girls have been working hard on the Christmas display that has grown so big this year, it might have doubled! We have new lines of scented candles, advent candles, women's fashions, even a few items for us guys t...

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Pushing the hardiness Limits..

Posted by nicosnurseryland on May 6, 2016 at 2:05 PM

Moving up to the Shuswap 20 years ago was the best thing our family ever did. The lifestyle, the landscape, the weather, the people, it’s all superior in our minds anyway. But I do miss a few things from the coast. One would be the plants that were hardy there but just won’t last a Shuswap Winter. I miss the big Rhododendrons that could grow 10-12’ high, or the Pieris japonica’s that would grow 5-6’ tall with those beautiful clusters of white flowers against ...

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Early April 2016

Posted by nicosnurseryland on April 1, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Spring, it’s like Christmas morning to a gardener. Each morning, I like to stroll around the garden to see what buds are closer to opening. As the buds swell and open, it really is like watching presents being opened in the garden! My Helleborus has been in flower for weeks now and I just love seeing that first burst of colour! The show of colour has really started now and will keep going until the last brilliant red leaf falls from the Autumn Blaze Maples in November.

Lawns c...

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March 2016

Posted by nicosnurseryland on March 19, 2016 at 12:45 PM

We have herbs in!! Some of the hardiest herbs have been brought in and it's sure fun to see! We sell only the best herbs from Fragro Plants in Chilliwack. It's a family run nursery who strive to grow plants with a natural balance. They take the time to hand grade all the plants before we pick them up!


What can you plant right now? Anything! Almost.... Anything we have outside (like fruit trees, perennials, flowering shrubs, evergreens, primula, pansies, etc.) can be...

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The Christmas Trees have arrived....

Posted by nicosnurseryland on December 3, 2015 at 5:10 PM


It all started Wednesday morning about 6am. Looking forward to a nice drive across the Coquhilla and gorgeous sunny morning, just me and some Bruce Springsteen on the radio! The drive through the Shuswap was amazing, blue sky, still waters and bright mountains covered in fresh snow. With this day so nice, I'll be home before dark...


I arrived at the farm where my dad has been buying trees for 40 years. Had a nice talk with Norman the son of the original farmer...

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Hallowe'en 2015

Posted by nicosnurseryland on October 31, 2015 at 1:05 PM

A Gardener's Hallowe'en


Gardening anytime can make you feel at one with nature. There's something a little different about gardening on or around Hallowe'en. The smell in the air for one. The feel of winter's grasp slowly gripping tighter. A distant siren whines, and the wind picks up. It can be very relaxing and maybe a little spooky.


Raking and pruning done now means less work in spring! Dad always said to clean up your yard. I wrote a blog a co...

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