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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Tips And Tricks: Growing Vegetables And Herbs At Home

Tips And Tricks: Growing Vegetables And Herbs At Home Are you interested in growing your own herbs ...
Friday, February 24, 2023

How To: Pruning Blueberry Bushes

Are you looking to add a touch of sweetness to your garden? Look no further than the blueberry shrub...
Friday, February 24, 2023

Magnificent Magnolia Trees

As we step into the spring season, it's time to explore the world of Magnificent Magnolias. Magnol...
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Three Slow Growing Dwarf Conifers

Dwarf conifers are a fantastic option for adding a little bit of sunshine to your winter garden. The...
Thursday, November 3, 2022

Winter Fountain Care

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Hardy Palm Tree Winter Care

Hardy Palm Tree Winter Care For most of our winters here on the BC Coast, our hardy palms (Windmill ...
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Stink Bugs In B.C.

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs In B.C. Let's talk about stink bugs. Like me, stink bugs prefer to g...
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Planting Garlic

We Have 9 Varieties Of Garlic This Year! Garlic is an exciting and a super easy crop to grow if you...
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Fall Gardening

When Mike and Rebecca are away…4 designers decided to play!! We have surprised the boss with a few n...
Thursday, June 9, 2022

B.C.Native Plants

The Value Of Native Plants Why plant native plants when you may think there are so many more interes...
Friday, April 22, 2022

Earth Day Craft: Seed Cards

Basic Paper Making Step 1: Shred or tear up your paper. You can use a mix of papers including the br...
Thursday, February 3, 2022

​​​​​​Pet-Safe Plants

​​​​Pet-Safe Plants One of the most common questions we get about houseplants is “Is it safe for my ...
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Potting up and Potting Well: Tips For Repotting

When it comes to repotting your indoor plants, a couple of questions typically come to mind. What k...
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dormant Oil And Lime Sulphur Spray Kit

What is Dormant Oil and How Do I Use It? What is Dormant Oil? Dormant Oil is usually a petroleum-bas...
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Renaturing In 2022

Renaturing In 2022 Start The New Year With Gardening If getting healthy, getting outside and having...
Thursday, December 16, 2021

How to Bring a Little Spring Inside Your House In The Middle of Winter

How to Bring a Little Spring Inside Your House In The Middle of Winter People have been sneaking a ...
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Winter Care for Hummingbirds

Winter Care for Hummingbirds In the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, the Anna’s Hummingbirds tend...
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Five Fabulous Trees To Plant In Your Yard This Fall

Five Fabulous Trees To Plant In Your Yard This Fall Did you know that Fall is a fantastic time to pl...
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Mulching Your Garden This Fall

Five Benefits To Adding Mulch To Your Gardens Fall is a fantastic time to add mulch to your garden b...
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fall Lawn Care

Fall Lawn Repair It's fall and it's time for lawn repair here in the Fraser Valley. With our lawns b...
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Japanese Maple Trees at Art's Nursery

Japanese Maple Trees  If you are in love with Japanese maples, like I am, there is one for every siz...
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Summer Garden Patio Mocktail Drinks

Summer Garden Patio Mocktail Drinks You've grown your herbs, pansies are blooming, ice is in the fre...
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Fall Vegetable Garden

Fall Vegetable Gardening On the West Coast, our usually long and mild fall weather is ideal for grow...
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Figs and Persimmons at Art's Nursery in Surrey, B.C.

Figs and Persimmons at Art's Nursery in Surrey, B.C. Growing Figs on the West Coast Figs are a surpr...
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Summer Lawn Care

Summer Lawn Care Hey, this is Dave from Art’s Nursery again. Today we're going to talk about lawn ca...
Thursday, August 5, 2021

National Leave A Zucchini On Your Neighbour's Porch Day

It's that time of year again! Did you grow zucchini's in your garden? Well, that means it's time to ...
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Grass and Flower Colour Combinations

Grasses and flowers go together like peas and carrots. Whether you have them in your garden or you p...
Thursday, July 29, 2021

​​​​​​​How To: Hydrangea Bouquet That Lasts

How To: Hydrangea Bouquet That Lasts When And How To Pick Your Hydrangeas I'm going to teach you how...
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Five Small Trees For Your Yard

Trees are an important part of your garden. They help to filter the air and they help to shade and c...
Thursday, July 22, 2021

3 Organic Plant Fertilizers for Your Garden

3 Organic Plant Fertilizers for Your Garden Learn with the founder of Gaia Green as Laurelle asks h...
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Echinacea at Art's Nursery

Echinacea at Art’s Nursery Good morning, and we're here on this beautiful morning in July at Art’s N...
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Lavender at Art's Nursery

Lavender at Art's Nursery Lavender. Could it be one of the most loved perennials? I think so! It is ...
Friday, July 2, 2021

Outdoor Tropical Plants For Your Patio This Summer

Outdoor Tropical Plants For Your Patio Bring a splash of the tropics to your patio this summer. Join...
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Summer Watering Techniques

As the heat is getting on high, get ready with your wands out! So first of all, if you're a morning ...
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Summer Watering Hacks

On a hot day, if you're hanging baskets, have dried out, and when you go to water them, the water ju...
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Decorating Your Patio This Summer

It's officially patio season and I'm going to give you some tips and tricks on how to make your own ...
Thursday, June 3, 2021

How To Care For Your Roses

Hi everyone, John here from Art’s Nursery and June is Rose month. So we're going to just go over a f...
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Colour For Your Patio

Patio Season It's nearly June 2021 and we are excited for B.C.'s restart plan to bring us all back t...
Thursday, May 27, 2021

How To: Plant Balled and Burlap Tree

How do I plant my tree when it comes balled and burlap? You want the top of the root ball to be at t...
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Water Plants at Art's Nursery

It's water gardening season, let's take a tour together! Water Lilies First we have hardy water lil...
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Unique Veggie Seedlings and Hanging Berry Baskets

Fresh Delivery! It’s mid May, 2021 season and even more fresh veggie starts have just arrived at Art...
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Mojito Planter

Learn: How To Plant the Perfect Mojito Planter Featuring 3 different types of mints, trailing edible...
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Are you harvesting your Rhubarb? The family recipe is out! Greg, Laurelle's sweet husband, is sharin...
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Unusual and Unique Fruits

Unusual and Unique Fruits Welcome to the pavilion and this is where we have our unusual fruits at Ar...
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Climbing Clematis

Climbing Clematis at Art's Nursery Clematis is a really easy vine to grow in your garden. These clim...
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Hanging Baskets for Beginners

Hanging Baskets for Beginners Let's build a hanging basket together. Start by assembling your ingred...
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Lawn Care with Dave at Art's Nursery

Moss Control It's Dave from Art’s Nursery again. Today I'm going to be talking a little bit about m...
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons And Azaleas Hi there, everybody. We're at Art’s Nursery and we’ve got some lovely new ...
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Ancient Magnolias

Magnolias are an ancient and very important herald of spring. Did you know that they have been aroun...
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Plant Your Peonies

We just received a fresh shipment of peonies here at Art’s Nursery in Surrey. Peonies can be planted...
Thursday, April 1, 2021

5 Perennials with April Blooms

Join Laurelle as she shows and shares about 5 Spring Blooming Perennials you can enjoy in April. 1...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Lawn Care: Aeration, Application of Sand and Top Dressing

Hi, this is Dave from Art’s. Join us for our second segment on lawn care and preparation. One of the...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Fruit Trees

We're a few days into spring and a lot of folks are thinking about planting fruit trees. Spring and ...
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Get Your Lawn Ready This Spring

Join Dave, as he covers what you need to know about lawn care in March. Right now we're in the middl...
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Bonsai Tree Tour

t’s mid-March, 2021 and we just got a beautiful fresh delivery of Bonsai at Art’s Nursery. Enjoy our...
Friday, March 12, 2021

Bulk Soil, Gravel, Mulch, Sand And Drain Rocks

Are you looking for Bulk Soil, Bulk Mulch, Bulk Sand, Bulk Gravel or Bulk Drain Rocks? We have lots ...
Friday, March 12, 2021

Vegetable Seeds To Plant In March

Vegetable Seeds To Plant In March Kale, Collards, Cauliflower, Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Leeks, Chickpeas...
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Growing Potatoes, Onions and Shallots

Are you growing onions, shallots or potatoes this year? Growing Onions and Shallots You can plant o...
Thursday, March 4, 2021

March Blooms at Art's Nursery

March Blooms at Art's Nursery I don’t know about you but the last few days of glorious weather has r...
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Pink Dawn Viburnum

These are one of Laurelle's favourite winter shrubs. As we head into March, they are in full bloom a...
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Heather and Heath

Join Laurelle for a tour of our early blooming Heaths and Heathers! Did you know... Heaths (also kno...
Friday, February 12, 2021

Which Soil Is Best For My Needs?

Pro Mix Organic Vegetable & Herb Mix: ProMix Premium Organic Vegetable Mix Soil is ideal for plantin...
Friday, February 12, 2021

Grow Lights For Your Indoor Plants

No light? No problem! We’ve got a ton of grow lights here. I am so excited about starting my vegetab...
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Beautiful Bulb Seedlings

Did you miss planting your bulbs last Fall? Don’t worry! We have bulbs seedlings available at our Nu...
Thursday, February 4, 2021

When Can I Start Planting Seeds In My Garden?

Soon but not quite yet! You can start planting a few things inside to transplant later, outside thou...
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Our Perennial Team

We have a fantastic, eclectic, talented and highly opinionated (well…when you ask us our favourites ...
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Primulas are In Stock at Art's Nursery

Primulas come in a wide range and colours and shapes, you may be most familiar with the Polyanthus t...
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Customer Gardening Questions Answered

Q: I’m looking to plant a shrub in a container for patio privacy from neighbours. I was wondering if...
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Spring Colour In January

Happy 2021! Even though it’s winter time, you can add little splashes of colour and freshen up your ...
Friday, December 18, 2020

How To: Dress Your Table For Christmas

Trim garland to size of table.  Twist and fan out the cedar so it is green side up and no wire is sh...
Friday, December 11, 2020

Hellebores Are Here

Hellebores, also known as “Christmas Rose” are herbaceous or evergreen perennials that bloom in the ...
Friday, December 11, 2020

Fresh Greens And Live Plants For Christmas

Join us as we tour some of the fresh, bright and sparkling selections here at our Nursery in Surrey....
Friday, December 4, 2020

Hummingbird Feeder Heaters

With winter just around the corner and colder days ahead, we are calling Fraser Valley residents to ...
Friday, December 4, 2020

Dressing Your Porch For Christmas

We’re in December and it’s a lovely time to be welcomed by a cheerful and festive front door. If you...
Friday, November 13, 2020

13 Christmas Home Decor Themes

Thank you to Shelley Levis and our team at Art’s Nursery for working so hard the last few months on ...
Friday, November 6, 2020

Hedging Types at Art's Nursery

We have lots of hedging varieities at our 10 acre Nursery in Surrey! Join Laurelle in today's video ...
Friday, October 30, 2020

Yew Trees at Art's Nursery

Varieities of Yew Trees at Art's Nursery Yew Trees are an elegant tree for hedging containers or sta...
Friday, October 30, 2020

Boxwood Shrubs at Art's Nursery

We have a vast variety of boxwood shrubs at Art’s Nursery in Surrey. Boxwood Shrubs have a lovely fi...
Friday, October 23, 2020

How To Make A Pumpkin Planter

Start at Art’s Nursery by choosing the perfect pumpkin at our Urban Pumpkin Patch, your favourite fa...
Friday, October 23, 2020

Tools For Fall Gardening

Here at Art’s Nursery, we carry the premium brand, Corona Tools who have been a landscaper and garde...
Friday, October 16, 2020

Dwarf Conifers

A fresh delivery of dwarf conifers are now in at our nursery. These beautiful evergreens offer a lot...
Friday, October 16, 2020

Cotoneaster Shrub franchetii

Sharon just joined Art’s this spring, although she has worked in the plant world for many years. Wha...
Friday, October 9, 2020

Fall Berries & Textures at Art's Nursery

When you visit our Nursery you’ll find a large table on the border of our Courtyard that is always c...
Friday, October 9, 2020

Why do leaves change colour in the Fall?

Today Laurelle is sharing her shameless fun facts when it comes to why leaves change to a spectacula...
Friday, October 2, 2020

This Week's Stunning Vibrant Fall Colours at Art's Nursery

In today's tour with Laurelle, learn about the stunning and vibrant Fall colours we currently have available at our Nursery.
Friday, October 2, 2020

How To: Spiral Design for Topiary Tree

As October begins and Fall is well underway, Michele can be found at the back end of our outdoor Nur...
Friday, September 25, 2020

Cactarium at Art's Nursery

The overall look and feel of the space will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the warm deserts of the south, perfect for escaping our drizzly winters here in the lower mainland. 
Friday, September 25, 2020

How To: Summer Planter To Fall Planter

Join Laurelle as she shows her very own Summer Planter transitioning to a Fall planter. What’s great...
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Art's Nursery Pumpkin Patch

We have a vast variety of pumpkins available at our Nursery in Surrey! From classic and traditional ...
Saturday, September 12, 2020

How To: Build A Scarecrow

Join our team and little Walter as we show and share how to build a scarecrow at home. This year, du...
Thursday, September 3, 2020

New Arrivals: Citrus & Unique Edible Plants

Join Laurelle at Art's Nursery in Surrey in our new greenhouse dedicated to tropical edible fruit plants! There's always something wacky and wonderful in here...(Laurelle being one of them!! - haha).
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Fabulous Fall Grasses

We have a stunning variety of fabulous Fall grasses for your garden this season. Many of the warm se...
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

3 Snake Plant Varieties

Today, we are sharing about a customer favourite and a low maintenance, easy to care for Tropical Pl...
Friday, August 28, 2020

Silver Mix Begonias

NEW ARRIVAL: Silver Mix Begonias at Art's Nursery in Surrey These begonias are a hidden gem boasting...
Thursday, March 19, 2020

What are the first steps to growing a healthy lawn?

Lawn care, a tricky gardening skill that seems to be an ongoing learning journey for many. There are...
Monday, March 9, 2020

Are Hellebores right for my garden?

Some gardeners consider Hellebores to be one of the most reliable perennials that you can plant in y...
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Scott’s Grub BGon

Does your lawn look like a war zone? Art’s Nursery has a natural answer to the European Chafer and J...
Sunday, February 16, 2020

Planting Perennial Bulbs and Bareroots for the summer!

Spring is on its way and this is a very exciting time, especially for gardeners who have been itchin...
Thursday, February 6, 2020

Valentine’s Day at Arts Nursery!

Valentine’s Day is such a wonderful time to show those you love a little extra love, whether it be a...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Growing Your Own Microgreens

Microgreens, otherwise known as the babies of the plant world, make growing your own veggies easy fo...
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hummingbirds in the Winter

Springtime is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means the return of flowers, animals,...
Monday, January 20, 2020

Plants for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and Arts Nursery is excited to bring in some cool plants and pieces in order to help you celebrate.
Friday, January 10, 2020

9 Strategies For Protecting Your Outdoor Plants Over Winter

When the winter weather arrives, its important to know how to protect your plants from cold temperat...
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs

Usually, when we are getting ready for the winter season our minds are not thinking about blooming f...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

8 Easy Care House Plants You’ll Love

I know there are many of us out there who would love to take part in the house plant trend, growing ...
Sunday, September 15, 2019

9 Rare and Unusual Tropical Ferns

This fall (2019) we've managed to source a variety of unique, unusual and hard to find tropical fern...
Thursday, September 12, 2019

September in the Pollinator Garden

The days are unmistakably shortening. We are heading breakneck towards the equinox (Sept. 23), and a...
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Now is the Time to be Alert for Fall Bulbs

In the fall, we are cheered by the arrival of bulbs that promise spring again soon. I have not the s...
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tree Queens of Summer

​​​Hungry for spring, we so often choose our trees: cherries, deciduous magnolias, dogwoods, stewart...
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Vegetarian Garlic Broth

Roses love it, vampires fear it. I have a cushion that advises: anyone who doesn't love cats must ha...
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Golden Beet Borscht

As the end of August approaches we strive to make the most of the warm days we have left in the gard...
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Macrophylla Hydrangeas: In with the New!

Without doubt, macrophylla hydrangeas are very high on any list of most popular summer & fall shrubs...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

20 New Fall Planting Bulbs for 2019

With the final days of summer slowly approaching it’s only natural for us gardeners to start plannin...
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Fruit Fool

August is upon us and, almost to compensate for this wistful reminder of summers end, we are rewarde...
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Quince & Fig Chutney

The all too brief season of figs will soon be upon us. Fig trees are a treasure of the European gard...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Summer Garden

There is a myth, probably born in heat & nurtured in the longing for shade & leisure, that there “is...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Stone Fruit Chutney

In July and August, all the stone fruits begin to ripen - there is an abundance of plums, apricots &...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Hummingbirds Like It Hot, Bees Have the Blues & Butterflies Play the Field

Summer is finally here, and the garden is in full bloom and the weeds have settled to a dull roar.  ...
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Introduction to Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a lovely and diverse genus, many of which have become essential parts of our garden v...
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Learn to Grow Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a very easy care shrub, especially for us here on the west coast, but good cultivatio...
Friday, May 24, 2019

Whats New May 24 2019

This week were featuring Hop Organic Compost, Persimmon Trees, a Ruffled Echeveria and a number of other very cool plants. Check out What's New for May 24 2019 at Arts Nursery
Friday, May 10, 2019

Hanging Basket Care and Tips

We have a huge variety and selection of Hanging Baskets at our Nursery and May is the perfect time o...
Sunday, March 31, 2019

Select Roses for Select Retail Nurseries

This year we were lucky enough to acquire four very special roses from acclaimed local rose hybridiz...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Winter Camellias Are Not Just Your 'Garden Variety’ Shrubs!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Winter Containers

Many of us plant containers for summer interest and leave them empty for the winter. I get very exci...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

20 Great Gift Ideas For Christmas

Are you trying to figure out what to get everyone on your list for Christmas? We know it can be chal...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dwarf Conifers and Deciduous Trees For the Smaller Yard

Our world can change so quickly. We move into our first home with its tiny yard. We leave a larger...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 2018 in Your Garden

Happy November people!!! Scarecrow season was a Spooktacular success and thank you to all who came ...
Friday, October 5, 2018

Green Manure And Cover Crops

Friday, October 5, 2018

Fall Colour Plants With Two Jobs

I think it is safe to say that all of us plant our gardens with a vision in mind that it will be bea...
Monday, September 10, 2018

From Garden to Table

On August 29th, I was lucky enough to attend the Coquitlam Farmer’s Market Long Table Dinner, to whi...
Sunday, September 9, 2018

12 Fantastic Ferns

Ancient history has a common thread, it is the fern. These plants have fossil records that date back...
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Cool and Crisp Fall Container Recipe

In this design we're featuring a cool and crisp container planting for early Fall. It includes 10 pl...
Friday, September 7, 2018

20 New Bulbs for 2018

September is the month where all the new bulbs for Fall arrive and are put out on display. This year...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Unusual Plants for May 2018

Check out this collection of rare and unusual plants available at Arts Nursery in May 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Dormant Oil Spray

Spring is on its way, and now is the last chance to protect your trees by applying dormant oil spray...
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Top 6 Colourful Winter Plants

Winter is here and so are some spectacular colorful plants! Although it can be harder to find things...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Amazing Amaryllis

What do Poinsettias, Prepared Hyacinths, Paperwhite Daffodils and Amaryllis have in common? They are...
Friday, October 6, 2017

8 New Colourful Companion Bulbs for Fall 2017

Bulb growers are doing their best to make flower combinations as easy as possible. In fact, they hav...
Friday, October 6, 2017

Gardening With Ornamental Grasses

If you’re looking for low maintenance plants that provide lovely texture and movement in your garden...
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Favourite Plants for Fall Planters

While anytime is a good time to plant, Fall is particularly rewarding because of the immediate resul...
Friday, June 16, 2017

Plants for a Tropical Paradise

With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to add a touch of the tropics to your garden...
Friday, June 16, 2017

Plant Something BC Contest

It's your last chance to enter the Plant Something BC contest. Here's how to enter:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

New Flower Bulbs For 2017

Is it possible that Christmas comes again in March? Every year, new summer blooming bulb varieties a...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Strawberry Growing Basics

If you ask people what their favourite summertime berry is… odds are they will say Strawberry. These...
Thursday, March 16, 2017

16 Stunning Hellebores for 2017

Hellebores are one of our favourite flowers for the later winter and early Spring. Given our never e...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

10 Favourite Plants for November Gardens

November can be a tough month for gardens. In our case, we've just been pummelled by nearly 30 days ...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 2016 In Your Garden

Well this is turning out to be an interesting month and that’s even without mentioning politics! Fas...
Friday, October 7, 2016

7 Unique and Rare Bulbs for 2016

The other day our bulb grower mentioned that they had a number of exceptionally unique and rare bulb...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September In Your Garden

I think someone flipped the instant fall switch!! There are some trees that have begun to colour up...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New Fall Bulb Combinations 2016

Every Fall our bulb growers deliver the Colouful Companions Bulb Combinations that will be available...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Canadian Celebration Tulips

Ok, ok its hard to get too excited about bulbs. Well... this Fall we have a treat for you! As you ma...
Friday, August 12, 2016

13 Sizzling Succulents

Let’s face it, everybody has an addiction to succulents. These unique little plants are everybody’s ...
Friday, June 17, 2016

Your Garden in June 2016

We are starting to get into the swing of things by June. Mowing, planting, fertilizing, trimming, de...
Friday, June 17, 2016

Zone Denial-15 Plants for a Tropical Garden

At this time of year, the nursery is filled with wonderful water plants, succulents, tender perennia...
Friday, May 20, 2016

Hydrangea Basics

Oh the fabulous hydrangea! Of all the flowering shrubs this one has always been a show stopper but in 2016 this is not just your grandmas pink or blue hydrangea anymore.
Friday, May 6, 2016

May 2016 In Your Garden

Hello everyone! We’ve been very busy here at Art’s and I hope you come by and see our new look!! We ...
Friday, May 6, 2016

Roses Simplified

Growing Roses is easier than you think. Roses have been around for millions of years yet they someti...
Friday, May 6, 2016

10 New and Unusual Plants for May 2016

This month, May 2016, we are featuring ten new and unusual plants that are available at Art's Nurse...
Friday, November 13, 2015

November In Your Garden 2015

Early November has blown in attempting to make up for an entire summer of no rain all at once…on bot...
Friday, November 13, 2015

Wonderful Winter Planters

Laurelle shows you how to create a bit of WOW with a winter planter or grouping that will add a bit of welcome sparkle and light to brighten up the dark days of winter!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Heavenly Heucheras 2015

Heucheras are a perennial plant grown most often for their striking, long lasting, colourful foliage. Also known as Coral Bells or Alum Root, they are an excellent addition to the garden or container.
Friday, October 16, 2015

How To Plant Fall Containers and Baskets

By October, your colourful spring and summer patio planters or hanging baskets are probably looking ...
Thursday, October 15, 2015

What's New In Bulbs 2015?

I have to say, no plant gets me as close to feeling like a kid in a candy store as bulbs do!! The en...
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Colourful Berries For Your Fall Garden

In this video, Shelley Levis introduces you to four of her favourite shrubs that produce colourful b...
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Your Garden in October 2015

Happy Fall everyone!!! October is one of my favorite months in the garden. I love the soft rustli...
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Pansies, Kale and Painted Grasses | Video

In this video, Shelley Levis introduces you to Pansies, Violas, Ornamental Cabbages & Kale as well as a hot new item Painted Grasses.
Monday, September 14, 2015

2015 Colourful Companion Bulb Collections

Colourful Companions are beautiful, well thought out combinations of flower bulbs that take all the ...
Sunday, September 13, 2015

How To Grow The Best Garlic

Nine months may seem like a long time to wait for just some garlic, but it's well worth the wait! W...
Sunday, September 13, 2015

September 2015 In Your Garden

The Fall switch has quite clearly been flipped and now it’s time for us to switch from iced tea and ...
Friday, August 21, 2015

Mini Mouse Hostas Take The Stage

The latest wave in the hosta craze, miniatures, make the perfect addition to your Victorian Fairy Ga...
Friday, August 21, 2015

7 Feature Plants for August 2015

As we enter the 'dog-days' of summer our gardens are smothered by heat, shorted on water and deprive...
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Rethinking The West Coast Garden

After surveying the casualties of my water restricted garden I have decided to rethink my design. T...
Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 2015 In Your Garden

As we move through the lazy hazy days of August I can’t help thinking that I haven’t even scratched ...
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Drought Tolerant Plants For Your Garden

While many plants are drought tolerant once established, they still need ample moisture until their ...
Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 2015 In Your Garden

The lack of rain is on everyone’s mind this summer and not surprisingly watering is on the top of my...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Canada Day in the Garden

While we celebrate Canada's Birthday grilling up burgers, sipping cool beverages and hanging with ou...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

11 Summer Watering Tips For Your Garden

Rebecca shares 11 great summer watering tips to keep your plants healthy and your garden looking great through the heat of the summer.
Friday, June 12, 2015

June 2015 In your Garden

Holy heatwave Batman! I am spending my mornings watering my newly grafted baby apple trees and then...
Friday, June 12, 2015

Ten New and Unique Plants for June 2015

Gardening is all about trying out the newest, the different and the unique. It’s about having plants...
Thursday, June 11, 2015

How to Grow The Best Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the most rewarding edible plants you can grow you can grow in your garden. A sin...
Friday, May 15, 2015

6 Enchanting Hydrangeas for Your Shade Garden

If we had a dollar everytime someone asked, I have a shady spot, what can I plant?, we would be livi...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Three Small Space Garden Designs

A lot of food can be grown in just a few square feet. Especially when it comes to lettuces and green...
Friday, April 17, 2015

April 2015 In Your Garden

An excellent start to April thus far and as far as therapy’s go…weeding is an excellent calmative th...
Thursday, April 16, 2015

New and Unusual Edibles for 2015

When it comes to gardening, nothing has been more popular in the past several years than edibles. Wh...
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Growing Hellebores

Also known as Lenten Roses and Christmas Roses, Hellebores are wonderful winter and spring blooming...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dealing With the European Chafer Beetle

European Chafer Beetle or Rizotrogus majalis if you prefer the scientific name, is an introduced spe...
Monday, March 16, 2015

New Dahlias for 2015

Dahlias are one of the most delightful plants for the summer garden. With hundreds, if not thousands...
Monday, March 16, 2015

March 2015 In Your Garden

Happy almost Spring everyone!! The weather is warm, we’ve had sunshine and lots of it. A little bi...
Monday, March 16, 2015

What's In Bloom - March 2015

Introducing our new video feature - What's In Bloom for March 2015! This short video will be produced periodically and will showcase great plants available in each season.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February 2015 In Your Garden

Welcome back to the start of another garden season. We’ve had a little break, we’ve painted, power ...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

6 Beautiful Shrubs With Winter Interest

As February begins, we gardeners begin to experience a common malady called 'Gardenius addictus'. T...
Monday, February 9, 2015

10 Heirloom Seeds to Plant In Your Garden

One of the joys of planting edibles from seed is the opportunity to try new and unique varieties fro...
Friday, December 12, 2014

Indoor Christmas Decorating Inspiration and Trends

If you are busy with shopping, visiting and other events this season but still want to pull off a bi...
Friday, December 12, 2014

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Inspiration

Let's be honest. At this time of year your deck, front door or garden can look a little drab, dreary...
Friday, December 12, 2014

December 2014 In Your Garden

I’m pretty excited…I think I’m going to go for a real Christmas tree this year an...
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Enjoy Amazing Amaryllis

Amaryllis, or Hippeastrum are flowering bulbs from the subtropics of Central and Southern America. I...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Berrious Seasons of Interest

When our flowers have faded and the leaves have fallen, its time for the workhorses of the garden to...
Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hooray for Holly!

And as, when all the summer trees are seen So bright and green, The Holly leaves a sober hue display...
Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 2014 In Your Garden

November had blown in with wind, rain, a bit of cold, more rain and uh…rain. Welcome to winter on t...
Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 2014 In Your Garden

Happy October to you!! Did you know that the leaves of trees change colour in the fall in reaction ...
Thursday, October 9, 2014

6 New Plants From Monrovia Fall 2014

As one of the largest North American growers, Monrovia is constantly introducing new and exciting pl...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Shrubs From Proven Winners

Looking for something new and unique for your garden? We have just brought in some new Proven Winner...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Perennials for Moist Sites

Well here is a topic many gardeners will be keen on - what types of perennials will tolerate moist o...
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Growing Winter Vegetables

I am new to winter vegetable gardening. This year I’ll be trying a few greens and possibly some rad...
Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 2014 In Your Garden

I’ve noticed the almost ghostly rising of the fog on the golf course while driving by at night and t...
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pots and Perennials

With yards becoming increasingly smaller and people's lives so hectic and busy it is no wonder we en...
Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Flower Bulb Varieties for 2014

Every year in September our fall planting, spring blooming flower bulbs arrive. Colourful tulips, de...
Friday, August 15, 2014

Sensational Succulents

Succulents are some of the most versatile and easy plants to care for in the garden. They require l...
Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 2014 In Your Garden

July was a whirlwind of activity for this gal, looking forward to the leisurely pace of August! Wit...
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Creating a Butterfly Oasis

One of my favorite planters to make is the Butterfly Oasis. Not only is it a beautiful and EASY pla...
Monday, August 11, 2014

Are You Looking At My Grass?

In the age of instant gratification, high-tech and time poor, homeowners everywhere have cried out f...
Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 2014 In your Garden

Let me interrupt your regularly scheduled summer holiday plans with a tiny little bit of work and a ...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How To Get Rid Of Your Neighbors Part 1

One of the more common questions we get at the nursery and one that has often caused the most stress...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Secrets of Growing Tomatoes

There is no comparison to fresh off the vine tomatoes. There are some, like Black Krim with that sm...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Flowers of Summer

If you're like most gardeners, you'll make one or two trips to a garden centre in Spring and call it...
Friday, June 13, 2014

Ten Awesome Plants With Black Foliage

No other colour gets as much attention as black. While purists would argue that black is not a true ...
Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 2014 In Your Garden

Well folks, summer is officially almost upon us, but judging from the number of customers coming in ...
Thursday, June 12, 2014

HGTV Home Plant Collection

Now available at Art’s Nursery – HGTV’s HOME Plant Collection - Smart, stylish gardening solutions from the experts at HGTV.
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ten Beautiful New and Unique Hostas

Hostas are one of the darlings of the shade garden. Very few plants offer the variation in colour, t...
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Martagon Lilies The Next Plant Craze

Martagon lilies are a great addition to the garden as they are easy to grow and low maintenance. Al...
Friday, May 9, 2014

Six Luscious Lavenders

Lavenders, or Lavandula, in horticultural circles is arguably one of the most popular summer bloomin...
Friday, May 9, 2014

May 2014 In Your Garden

I am aboard the Queen of New Westminster, the sky is blue and I have a London Fog in my thermos mug....
Friday, May 9, 2014

Got Fruit-The Secrets of Fruit Tree Pollination

I am noticing a huge increase in popularity among gardeners to plant edibles. There is an upswing i...
Friday, May 9, 2014

Rebeccas Plant Picks May 2014

So many plants, so little time. During the craziness of spring at a garden centre, it's sometimes ha...
Thursday, April 17, 2014

April In Your Garden 2014

Well, we’ve had quite a mix of sun, wind, rain, frost but best of all…no snow, at least not here in ...
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Polygonatum King Solomons Seals

Polygonatum - hands down one of my favorite genus, they are hardy, maintenance free and certainly ad...
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Daves Not So Secret Lawn Strategy

In the spring Dave gets tons of questions about lawns. We thought we’d share…with Dave’s ok of course, some of his tips, tricks and timing to help you have a glorious lawn this year:
Friday, April 11, 2014

9 Cool Plant Picks for April 2014

This month we're featuring a collection of interesting and unique plants that can grace any garden or plant collection.
Monday, March 10, 2014

Woodlanders Plants For Shade

Probably my most favorite place in any garden is a cool shady woodland setting. Such reprieves are...
Monday, March 10, 2014

March 2014 In Your Garden

That was an interesting end to February!! It’s been a while since I’ve gone tobogganing and gotten ...
Monday, March 10, 2014

Summer Flowering Bulbs

Summer flowering bulbs are easy to grow and give a big impact in your flower garden. I use the term...
Monday, March 10, 2014

Double Flowering Hellebores for 2014

While Hellebores have been the rage for some time now, it's the doubles that always seem to catch my...
Sunday, February 16, 2014

New Hellebores for 2014

Hellebores are versatile, evergreen perennials and reliable winter blooming favourites. Winter is wh...
Sunday, February 9, 2014

February 2014 in Your Garden

You can’t go wrong by staying inside. Browse through our old articles on the website. Download som...
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mason Bees-The Master Pollinators

The Mason Bee is named for its habit of using mud to build nest compartments. The orchard mason bee...
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Starting Seeds Indoors

Nothing excites a gardener more than starting their own seedlings, especially at the end of winter w...
Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 2013 In Your Garden

December came in with a frosty blast of winter cold. We might actually make a winter of it this yea...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Choosing a Christmas Tree Video

Laurelle helps you choose the best Christmas tree from some of the best trees available in the Pacific Northwest
Sunday, December 1, 2013

How To Care For Poinsettias

To be perfectly honest with all of you I know only enough about these Christmas wonders to be danger...
Sunday, December 1, 2013

Great Gift Ideas For Gardeners - Part 1

If you're like me, Christmas shopping can be painful as you carefully seek out something interesting...
Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 2013 In Your Garden

I was beginning to wonder why friends in California were so smug about their weather, they didn’t have it that good did they? Our summer was stellar and continued right through September.
Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Hellebores are Here 2013

I’m always excited about plant arrivals at the nursery –especially about Hellebores. Looking out the...
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dwarf Conifers for the Garden

As a designer I have always been attracted to conifers as they offer an indispensible pallet of colo...
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Berry Nice To Meet You

As flowers fade and foliage drops, berries are a great way to add fall and winter interest. In this post, we'll share with you 6 of our favourite plants for fall and winter berries.
Saturday, October 26, 2013

Six Seriously Sinister Halloween Plants

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are feeling in the mood to design up a ghostly garden or a petrifying planter here are some of my favorites…bwhahaha.
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Plants for Fall and Winter Containers

When the fog hides the sky and the winter chills set in, odds are that your planters are starting to...
Sunday, October 20, 2013

October 2013 In Your Garden

Alright I’ve been getting the hairy eyeball from Rebecca so I’d better write this. Fall is apples a...
Sunday, October 20, 2013

Awesome Trees For Fall Colour

With the onset of autumn we look toward putting the garden to rest for the winter months but while w...
Monday, September 30, 2013

Ten Unique and Unusual Plants For Collectors

Some people plant geraniums and heucheras, while others seek out the new, the unusual and the unique. This collection of rare and unique plants is sure to set the heart a flutter amongst plant nerds.
Saturday, September 28, 2013

Five Uncommon Plants For Fall Colour

When everyone thinks of fall colours, all eyes turn towards the japanese maples. However, there are many other lesser known plants that can also provide striking fall foliage colours.
Friday, September 27, 2013

Six Colourful Companions

Six colourful companion bulb packages to make bulb planting easy
Monday, September 16, 2013

Tulip Mania 2013

In 1593 Tulips were brought from Turkey to the Netherlands. They quickly became sought after and the...
Sunday, September 8, 2013

In Praise of Pots

Well I thought I would touch on something other than plants but no less important to the garden- ...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sept 2013 In Your Garden

Well, that was an amazing summer! So far so lovely for September, one of the most exciting months for gardening and harvest and fall fairs.
Sunday, September 8, 2013

Five Plants for the Adventurous

I have a number of favorite plants around the nursery and if you ask any one of our garden crazy sta...
Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fab Five Fall Container Plants

I have tried many fall container additions over the years with some successes and some not so much. ...
Sunday, September 8, 2013

Encore Azaleas

Encore® Azaleas are the world's best-selling reblooming azalea with rich, colorful blooms in spring, summer and fall.
Friday, August 16, 2013

Growing Figs In The Pacific Northwest

Fig trees are large rambling deciduous plants with lush tropical looking leaves and sweet, highly sought-after fruit. While heat loving, fig trees can grow exceptionally well in the Pacific Northwest.
Friday, August 16, 2013

August 2013 In Your Garden

Thus far it has been a spectacular summer! My boot tan is coming along wonderfully as are the mosqu...
Friday, August 16, 2013

Some Like It Hot Part 2

Last month I wrote about perennials that would be good for those hot, dry locations. This month I will touch on a few woody plants that can exist comfortably in those same conditions.
Friday, August 16, 2013

My Favourite Summer Flowers

As we near the middle of August and round the corner to the dreaded ‘Back to School’ time of the yea...
Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 2013 In Your Garden

What a lovely spell of weather we’ve been having!! I have a my touristy to-do list like the Richmon...
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Perennials With Summer Fragrance

Every time I walk by a patch of Garden Phlox, I am brought back to my grandparents backyard, where I...
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Some Like It Hot

I find it interesting when people ask me what types of plants are good in hot dry locations; we live...
Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunset Western Garden Collection Part 1

The Western Garden Collection from Sunset magazine features 25 striking new plant varieties for discerning gardeners and collectors. Here is part one of our showcase on these wonderful new plants.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

8 Informative Gardening Videos

Here is a collection of 8 informative gardening videos from our good friends at Monrovia Growers.
Friday, June 14, 2013

Home Composting

I imagine all you gardeners are picking veggies and flowers from your garden now. Wonderful isn't i...
Friday, June 14, 2013

Your Garden in June 2013

Happy June!! Summer is almost here. The baby tomato plants I grew from seed are lookin’ good! The...
Friday, June 14, 2013

Jelly Bean Grape Tomatoes

These sweet, little gems are really like garden candy: no one will be able to resist plucking them off the vines and popping them into their mouths
Friday, June 14, 2013

Shrubs The Garden Workhorses Part 1

Deciduous flowering shrubs are the workhorses of the garden. They are the infill of the garden, the middle part or depth of a good design and very, very necessary.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In Praise of the Hosta

I have written about hosta (Plantain Lily) before but I cannot emphasize enough how wonderfully vers...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Great Grasses For Summer Interest

I must admit, ornamental grasses are one of my favourite summer time plants. If you're time starved as much as I am, then the low maintenance, easy care nature of these ornamental grasses is for you.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Japanese Barberries

As a plant in our region, Japanese Barberries are highly underused. Very few plants offer the vivid colours, interesting forms and impenetrable thorns offered by these deciduous plants.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fargesia Clumping Bamboo

Fargesia is genus of clumping bamboo which generally prefers color climates as opposed to tropical o...
Thursday, May 30, 2013

More Great Plant Picks From Lyle

With this wonderful spring weather, what better opportunity is there to visit Art's Nursery and scope out those choice additions. There is always room for one more...
Sunday, May 19, 2013

My 11 Top 10 Picks For May 2013

One of a kind. Unique. Different. These words describe my 11 top 10 plant picks for this month. Each...
Friday, May 10, 2013


Peonies are a bit like the hats worn by ladies attending the Royal Ascot or even the Kentucky Derby ...
Friday, May 10, 2013

Raymond Evison Clematis

Raymond Evison is renowned as a clematis breeder with over 5 decades of experience and history creat...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Your Garden in May 2013

Well now, this is a rather nice start to May! My farmers tan is off to a stunning beginning, the ev...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bringing In The Good Bugs

Unless we use pesticides, our gardens are crawling with bugs! To have a beautiful and healthy gard...
Thursday, May 2, 2013

5 Plants With Huge Leaves

Sometimes size does matter. These 5 plants have huge, tropical looking foliage that just demands attention in your garden. Have a look and add one or two to your garden for dramatic effect.
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dwarf Cherries-An Exciting Edible

One of the exciting new edibles I’ve added to my collection is the University of Saskatchewan’s Bush...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Great Soil Makes a Great Garden

Well, the few spates of good weather we've had between rain and wind have me out in the garden. It'...
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Four Petite Little Hostas

When it comes to Hostas, no quantity is too much. Some people collect stamps, others collect cars, a...
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Five Early Blooming Clematis Vines

One of the first vines to bloom in spring are the evergreen and early blooming deciduous clematis. T...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 2013 In Your Garden

I’m still in awe of the sunny spring break weather. April kind of caught me by surprise this year. ...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lyles Eclectic Plant Picks For April 2013

Here is a nice mixture of perennials to keep an eye out for this spring.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Brazelberry Collection

Since the 1970’s, the Brazelton family of Oregon have been the pre-eminent grower of blueberries and...
Monday, March 18, 2013

March 2013 In Your Garden

It’s blowing in like a lion with a few glimpses of the spring to come. An interesting month March i...
Monday, March 18, 2013

Must Have Gardening Tools

The right tools can not only save your hours of time and a visit to the chiropractor. They can also...
Monday, March 18, 2013

More Seed Sowing Tips

Well, the rain keeps coming down, and I find myself continually checking on my seedlings to remind m...
Monday, March 18, 2013

Rebeccas Plant Picks March 2013

In every month and every season, a few plants arrive at the nursery that really catch my eye. Some a...
Saturday, March 9, 2013

6 Deadly Agaves

On a recent trip to the southern California desert area of Palm Springs, we couldn’t help but fall i...
Saturday, February 9, 2013

Seed Sowing Success

Lynne our newest garden writer shares her secrets to seed sowing success.
Thursday, February 7, 2013

February 2013 In Your Garden

Laurelle shares her light hearted look at your garden to-do list for February 2013.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gardening 101

An introduction to gardening from our own in-house garden designer and horticulturist Laurelle.
Saturday, January 26, 2013

First Signs Of Spring 2013

Nothing piques our interest more than seeing the first plants of the season emerge from dormancy and...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December 2012 In Your Garden

Ah, December, you have enough to do this month so don’t worry, the list will wait. For those of you ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Choosing a Christmas Tree

Real or Fake, cut or live, this is one debate that gets family members more riled up than the Turkey...
Saturday, November 17, 2012

2012 Christmas Open House

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Berries For Winter Gardens

There is just something about plants with bright beautiful berries in the fall that I absolutely lov...
Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bulb Layering In Containers

Wish you could enjoy a spring bloom of tulips but find yourself with limited gardening space and tim...
Saturday, November 10, 2012

November In Your Garden

Hello all, I trust you’ve had yourselves a merry little Halloween! I have less than usual left over ...
Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fall Colour Supporting Cast

The rains have finally come and we walk briskly under the lead players of fall colour; Acer, Fraxinus, Liquidambar. While we scurry about all bundled up trying to keep dry...
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Growing Tillandsia Air Plants

Tillandsia is the largest genus in the Bromeliad family of plants. Commonly known as Air Plants, the...
Sunday, November 4, 2012

BlueBerry Care Video

Learn to care for blueberries from our partners and fantastic growers, Monrovia Nursery.
Saturday, November 3, 2012

Seven Camellia Sasanquas For The Winter Garden

Camellia sasanqua or Christmas or Yuletide Camellia is a species of evergreen shrubs from the coastal forests of southern Japan and many other Asian islands as far south as Okinawa.
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Buy an Amaryllis Support Huntington Society of Canada

Support the Huntington Society of Canada by purchasing one of the unique Orange Sovereign Amaryllis Bulbs.
Monday, October 22, 2012

Tough and Hardy Winter Grasses

As you may or may not know, grasses and grass-like plants are divided into two main groups, warm sea...
Monday, October 22, 2012

October 2012 In Your Garden

Thus far a pretty darn good front half of October. I’m almost ready to call it even for the soupy Ju...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Three Fantastic Ferns For Foliage Fanatics

Ferns are one of those plant groups that just gets no respect in the garden. While most people consider them dull and boring, the reality couldn't be any further away.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bud Blooming Heathers

What is a bud blooming heather? Simply put, a bud bloomer is a variety of heather, more specifically, a Calluna, whose flower buds swell and colour up, but never open to reveal the flower.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spotlight on Euphorbia

Euphorbia are a massive collection of plants with something in the order of 2000 species and varieti...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Designing With Flower Bulbs

Gone are the days for straight soldierly rows of single variety bulbs…unless you are colour blocking...
Monday, September 10, 2012

September 2012 In Your Garden

Not a bad start to September! For many of us this month will be a bit of a blur. Don’t forget to sit...
Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tulips for Tomorrow is Back

Support the tulips for tomorrow fund raising campaign by purchasing a pack of princess irene tulips for $10 at Arts Nursery.
Friday, September 7, 2012

Arts 11th Annual Fall Garden Event

Join us for the 11th Annual Arts Nursery Fall Garden Event. This year we're featuring another great lineup of guest speakers, product demos and many instore sales & specials.
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gold Fever

For those occasional dreary days here on the west coast try planting some "living" sunshine into your garden.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

An Introduction To Growing Grapes

When I moved into my present location the front yard was a massive jungle of weeds and "garden" unfo...
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bring the Tropics To Your Garden

It is possible to enjoy the look of the tropics in your own garden by selecting the right plants and...
Monday, August 13, 2012

August 2012 In Your Garden

August is turning out rather nice. It’s patio time folks so stock up on the ice cubes and little um...
Monday, August 13, 2012

8 Sun Loving Plants for Hot And Dry Locations

Now that the summer heat is finally here, it's a great time to look at plants that love the hot and ...
Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 2012 In Your Garden

July has arrived and has brought summer along with it. I have been enjoying the sun and the warm toasty weather and yes I know it’s hot but don’t you dare complain after the spring we’ve had.
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Echinacea Excitement

Looking for something interesting to add to your garden for some summer and Fall interest? Echinacea might just be the perennial for you.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Selections for the Discerning Gardener July 2012

Lyle shares his favourite summer blooming perennials in this installment of Selections for the Discerning Gardener. These aren't your Grandma's perennials! A new twist on some old garden favorites.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

11 New Japanese Maples for 2012

Rebecca and Laurelle introduce 11 new japanese maples for 2012.
Monday, July 2, 2012

Six Pack of Plants July 2012

With summer approaching, the emphasis in most gardens is colourful foliage and flowers. With so many...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What is a Grafted Tomato?

Grafted tomatoes are the most exciting thing to hit the herb and veggie business in a long time. The...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Itoh Peonies

My first experience with Itoh peonies was over 15 years ago when a colleague of mine from Alberta se...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rebeccas June 2012 Plant Picks

Hello! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Rebecca and one of my many responsibilities is to keep Art's Nursery well stocked with new, interesting and eye-catching plants.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Growing Remarkable Raspberries

Raspberries are one of the most delicious and most delicate of the small fruits. Growing a remarkable crop of raspberries is not difficult as long as you follow these simple guidelines.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 2012 In Your Garden

Hmmmph. My lawn is so soggy that unless root weevils and leatherjacket grubs are aquatic I don’t think I’ll have much of a problem with them this year.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 2012 In Your Garden

We’ve had enough of the showers, now I can really use some flowers!!! This is one of my fave flower months…Lilacs, Mock Orange, Apple trees.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Growing Pumpkins

Well Mother Nature is certainly throwing us some curves with the weather this spring again, especial...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Laurelle's Favourite Rhodos Part 2

Well here is the long awaited part of my favourite Rhododendrons. These beauties are somewhat harder...
Monday, May 7, 2012

Selections For the Discerning Gardener May 2012

Lyle shares a few more gems to add a splash of colour, fragrance or curiosity to your garden in May 2012.
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Laurelles Favourite Rhododendrons - Part1

In this post, Laurelle shares 5 of her favourite tried and tree rhododendrons. Part one of two.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Selections for the Discerning Gardener

The planting season has kicked off to a great start, so here are five of my favorites that you can try out in your garden this Spring.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 2012 In Your Garden

The Easter weekend was absolutely fantastic. My neighborhood looked like an elementary school playground at recess. People streamed out of their houses in their freshly unpacked summer clothes...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 2012 In Your Garden

Geez talk about March blowing in like a lion! In one day we’ve had sunshine, gale force winds, rain,...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First Signs Of Spring

There is a light at the end of the drizzle, really. It’s time to get out of the house and stare bl...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cool New Plants For March 2012

Read on to discover two great new plants available at Arts this March 2012.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Three Wonderful White Camellias

Camellias are evergreen flowering shrubs that offer so much to the garden in early spring. While the...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Grow Your Own Potatoes

Potatoes are one of the easiest and most rewarding vegetables to grow in your garden. All you need is a little bit of space, sunshine and potato seedlings.
Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 2012 In Your Garden

I appreciate and admire the groundhog Punxsutawny Phil. I even think he’s cute. But 6 more weeks of winter?? I think he is mistaken this year.
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Starting From Seed

At this time of year, with a few days of sunshine under my belt I start to get a hankering for a nic...
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Winter Garden Highlights

Even in winter the garden can hold some interesting surprises, here are just a few plants that break with tradition and offer us a splendid display when all else is the garden is asleep.
Thursday, February 9, 2012

Monrovia - Camellia Video

What's the difference between a Japonica and a Sasanqua Camellia? Nicholas from Monrovia Plants explains and describes the world's first prostrate Camellia, and Pink Yuletide, a rare fragrant variety.
Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Favourite 5 Medium Sized Conifers

Picea omorika or Serbian spruce; this stiffly upright form of spruce with it’s proudly upswept branches reminds me of a soldier standing stiffly at attention.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December 2011 In Your Garden

Looks like we’re starting December off rather nicely on the Wet Coast, sunny and cool. After dipping...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Morgan Chinese Arborvitae

This woody chameleon, native to Australia, is known for its gorgeous changing year-round foliage col...
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wolong Ghost Silver Veined Wintercreeper

Prominent white veins stand out on the narrow, deep green leaves for an unusual appearance on this strong-growing groundcover
Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 2011 In Your Garden

We get more rain this month than any other, so with that in mind here is the list! Take your vitamin C and vitamin D. Wash your hands often.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Favourite Conifers - Part One

I’ll admit it, even though I graft heritage Apple trees and adore herbs and veggies and grasses, con...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall and Winter Planters

Fall and winter planters should include plants that are hardy and can withstand the winter months wi...
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Six Beautiful Japanese Maples

our second in our ongoing series of youtube videos featuring everybody's favourite tree, the japanese maple.
Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fantastic Fall Plants

Our first youtube video clip featuring many fantastic fall plants!
Friday, September 16, 2011

Five Cool Plants For September 2011

With so many plants available these days, its hard to bring attention to just a few. With that said,...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Bulb Planting Website

As Fall is the ideal bulb planting time, why not launch a new bulb related website at the same time.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Garden In Autumn

Fall, autumn… the final season before winter sets in once again. It can be rather depressing as the...
Monday, September 12, 2011

September 2011 In Your Garden

So far this September is shaping up rather nicely! Perhaps this is the make-up part of the summer fo...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lavender - A Summer Favourite

There is something a bit magical about Lavender. It can shout summer even in the dead of winter. Ev...
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gardening In Summer

Well summer has finally rolled around (no really it has) and we leave the garden to the sprinkler sy...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 2011 In Your Garden

I’ve just come back from walking the dogs this lovely evening in a tee shirt, shorts and sandals at ...
Saturday, July 9, 2011

Five Interesting Plants for July 2011

What would gardening be without exciting new plants. Here's a collection of 5 unique and interesting plants to consider adding to your garden for July 2011.
Friday, June 17, 2011

Hydrangeas in Your Garden

There is no good reason why you shouldn’t have at least one of these in your garden. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite shrubs and lend themselves nicely to almost any garden theme or style.
Monday, June 13, 2011

Hostas - A Garden Essential

Even after more than 30 years of growing Hosta I am still awed at the versatility of these amazing and adaptable perennials.
Sunday, May 8, 2011

June 2011 In Your Garden

Mow! Once the warm weather hits…and it will, raise your mowing height. Your grass will be less stressed, more vigorous and require less repairs come fall.
Saturday, May 7, 2011

How to Grow Great Tomatoes

Tomato growers unite! Perhaps one of the most popular plants at this time of year is the plain old tomato. No other vegetable/fruit gets the masses excited more than these tasty little gems.
Friday, May 6, 2011

4 Great Groundcover Sedums for Rock Gardens

For many people today, a low maintenance, easy care garden is the next best thing to utopia. In many...
Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Flowering Cherry

In honor of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival which runs from March 26 until April 22, I thought...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 2011 In Your Garden

At least its April showers not April snow drifts! Ladies and Gentleman let’s rock and roll! Spend ...
Monday, April 11, 2011

Hellebore Onyx Odyssey

This unique, purple-black hellebore has a fitting name Onyx Odyssey. It is a large double flower wit...
Monday, April 11, 2011

Goji Berry - The Tibetan Wonder Food

Lycium barbarum, or more commonly, the Goji Berry, is a large 7-10 foot high shrub grown for its inc...

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Art's Nursery is a 10+ acre retail and wholesale garden centre located in Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We've been in business at this same location since 1973 and we're proud to serve you today!

We carry an incredible selection of plants, shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, roses and much more. Soils, bulk materials, pottery and a variety of garden accents are also available.

Our plant selection is so large that you can actually drive a golf cart while you shop!

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