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Art's Nursery!

We all want to surround ourselves with plants. It doesn’t matter if it’s a beautiful garden full of flowers, shrubs and trees, a little patio with gorgeous pottery and plants, a home full of lush tropical foliage or sensational succulents, a little plant for the office or anything else.

Like you, we believe that plants should be part of our lives. But getting started can be challenging

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Choosing The Best Plants Can Be Tough!

Picking the best plants for your garden, home or patio can be tough, time consuming and expensive.

Choosing the right plants in a sea of green with only tiny plant tags to help you pick can be frustrating. Who has time to figure out plant names written in some dead language anyways?

Trying to find someone that knows something in most other stores or online sites can be a waste of time.

You've Got Questions!

Where do I start?

Which plants are best? How many do I need? What does this one look like? How big does it get? Where do I plant it? How come this planting stuff is so heavy and tiring? What kind of dirt do I need? Does it need food? How do I take care of it? Do I really have to water it? What do I do if it gets sick or dies?

Did I just waste my time and hard-earned money?

Am I failure if my plant turns into mushy compost?

Doing nothing isn’t an option either – unless you want to be ‘that house on the block’ that children scurry past. Yes, you know the one … the one that neighbors glance at sideways and speak of in only hushed tones.

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We Understand...

We feel your pain. We’ve been there too. We have all helped kill a few plants along the way.

Really, it wasn’t our fault was it?

We know what it feels like to make a bad decision, waste money on poor plant, make a planting mistake, or worst of all, lose a beloved one-of-a-kind plant.

That’s why we're here.

We’re Here To Help You Succeed

Art’s Nursery been in the plant business in this single location for nearly 50 years and have helped thousands of gardeners, landscapers and homeowners achieve success and planting happiness.

Our huge and well organized 10+ acre selection ensures you get the right plants and our experienced and knowledgeable in-store staff are always available to help.

We can help you choose plants or offer additional services like our Garden Coach if you need design advice.

We are your trusted advisor and assistants when you need us.

Help You Succeed With Plants

Who Are We?

In business since 1973, Art's Nursery Garden & Home is one of Metro Vancouver's largest retail garden centres as well as a wholesale nursery and grower. We’re open year round, 7 days a week and offer tried and true classic plants as well as an ever-changing selection of seasonal, specialty and specimens.

Our large single location garden centre and nursery on the Surrey / Langley border grows and stocks an incredible 10+ acre selection of outdoor plants. This includes the finest local and imported trees, shrubs, perennials, pottery, garden accents and water features.

Need top soil or bulk materials? Our landscape yard carries 14 different soils, mulches, gravels, and river rocks each sold by the tractor scoop for in-store pickup or local delivery. Need a little less? Many of these and other products are sold by the bag for easy transport

Visit our indoor boutique for a curated selection of houseplants, tropicals, succulents, cactus as well as a hand-picked selection of home décor, accents and pottery.

Seasonally, we transform the store into a fall photo fest with our Pumpkin Pavilion and Scarecrow Fest and a cool frost Winter Wonderland complete with all your seasonal decorating needs including live and fresh cut christmas trees, ornaments, festive porch pots, wreaths, garland, fresh boughs, greens and more

Regardless of the season, we work hard everyday to try and provide you with an exceptional gardening experience. We’ve always been firmly focused on you and your planting needs. Come give us a try. Thousands of people visit us every year and we’ve humbly been able to maintain a great reputation / rating on Google Reviews and Facebook. We look forward to serving you soon!

COVID-19 Enhanced Shopping Protocols

Art’s Nursery is open for retail and wholesale with enhanced shopping protocols. Masks are required indoors. . Hand sanitizer is available in several locations for staff and customer use. Outdoors areas are open for regular operations with social distancing. We sanitize all shopping carts after every use and clean frequent touch points regularly. Access to our indoor areas is limited to a certain number of people to maximize physical distancing. We also offer local delivery on many items if you are unable to visit us in person

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Growing Potatoes, Onions and Shallots

Are you growing onions, shallots or potatoes this year?

Growing Onions and Shallots

You can plant onions from seeds, seedlings or from bulbs. If you are starting from seed…you better get cracking. I have some seeds that I am starting but I am really excited to try some of the onion sets this year. Onions, like potatoes adore a full sun, well drained position with a light loamy or sandy loam soil. Unlike potatoes, you will get only 1 onion per bulb.

Plant out 3 to 4 weeks before last expected frost. That’s around March-April here on the West Coast. For scallions you can plant every 3 weeks from April until late August according to West Coast Seeds. Full disclosure, this will be my first year planting shallots…I am always on the learning curve.

Plant pointy side up and no more than about 1 inch deep because unlike the potatoes, the onions grow bigger and better at the surface of the soil. For larger onions be generous with your spacing, about 3 to 4 inches and the smaller shallots about 2 inches apart.

Onions are shallow rooted so keep up with the watering especially in the drier months. The tops won’t look like they are wilting but the bottoms won’t size up unless there is adequate moisture.

Yes this is one crop you will need to be extra diligent with the weeding. They really do not like competition.
Time to harvest when the tops start to topple over. Once they do, you will want to dig them up and dry them if you want to store them. A screen under the deck is what I have planned for mine but really anywhere they will be kept dry, with good air movement for about 2 weeks.

I am pretty excited about growing this year!! If you do have any tips and tricks that you like to use for growing onions or shallots please share.

We are excited to have a great collection of Potatoes, Onions and Shallots on offer…I am especially excited to see the purple potatoes!!

Growing The Best Potato

Ensure you have a well drained spot with a good sandy loam soil in full sun. You can grow potatoes in the ground, in a container grow bag or stacked tires as long as the drainage is good and the soil is nice and light not heavy compacted clay.

Once you’ve decided on a variety (or in my case, 3), place them in a cool frost-free spot (garage works for about 3 weeks to encourage the eyes to sprout, I totally forgot this step last year and still got potatoes. If you have the area, you can actually make multiple plants out of one potato as long as there is at least 1 eye per potato chunk and the chunks are about 2 to 3 inches in size. If you have a small spud about the size of an egg you probably just want to leave it be.

Plant out in Mid to End of March to April or about 2 weeks from last frost. Plant 3 to 6 inches deep eyes up. If you are wanting new baby potatoes you can harvest about 7 to 8 weeks after planting or as Lorna’s Mom used to say…”Tickle the soil”. You can often remove some of the baby potatoes and leave the others to size up.
When the plants are about a foot tall you can hill up or add some soil around the area. This prevents the top potatoes from getting green shoulders which is caused by exposure to light. Hilling up ensures that you have enough soil on top of the potatoes to account for soil settling, weeding etc.

For larger potatoes you can wait until August-September. Being the impatient gardener that I am, I used my potato fork to slightly loosen the soil around the plants beginning of August to check for size.

If you want to store your potatoes, cut off the top of the plants or wait until they die on their own and leave the tubers in the soil for about 2 weeks for their skin to toughen slightly. Alas, my little potatoes didn’t have a chance they were snapped up by my family by mid September. Maybe I need a bigger garden!

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