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Different, and Cool Gift Ideas!

Posted by nicosnurseryland on December 9, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (8)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (3)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)

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 Comments comments (0)


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 Comments comments (0)

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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Fall 2015

Posted by nicosnurseryland on September 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (1)

You can smell it in the air, see it in the trees, and hear it at the schoolyard... Fall is here! It happened quick, but, nonetheless, it's here. I love this time of year. Sometimes, it's hard to let go of the summer fun, the sandals, the shorts, and the sitting under the umbrella with a cold drink in hand because it's "too hot"! However we have lots to look forward to in Autumn. The trees and shrubs put on a fabulous show, harvesting our fruits and veggies, and seeing all the award winni...

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More Fresh Stock

Posted by nicosnurseryland on June 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

More 'Fresh' stock arrives!

What a season we're having here in Southern BC! Warm temps that are predicted to soar into the mid 30's this weekend. We just went through a nice 3 days of soaking wet rain to help out the forests and our own gardens and lawns too. (Thanks Mother Nature). With all the sun we've had our plants have never looked better, and it helps that you're all buying so much so fast too! :)


Since we don't have old, tired stock, you'll hardly ever s...

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Edible Planters and Baskets!

Posted by nicosnurseryland on May 3, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

So it’s finally May! That means it’s time to get our patios ready for Summer!

What’s the latest trend in patio gardening? Edibles.

Why not eat what you grow? Vegetable Gardens are a lot more than they used to be. People are now growing veggies, herbs and berries right on the patio! It’s a gardening trend that has been ‘growing’ for some time and I think it’s one that’ll stick! There’s nothing better than watching your...

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