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Pollinator Week is June 18-24, 2018   We’ve all probably heard about the plight that pollinators are facing these days. Habitat loss, lack of food sources, and insecticides are some threats to not only honey bees, but also our own native bees and other pollinators such as flies, butterflies, and other insects! Here at NATS…

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Have you ever wondered if you could have a living roof on your single-family home? In this post we are going to discuss the benefits of having a LiveRoof modular green roof system and factors to consider when thinking about installing a green roof on your residence!   1. Where might I install a LiveRoof…

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The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is testing out NATS Nursery Sedum Mats in search of cost savings and esthetics. With a donation from NATS, Adam Dickinson, Supervisor of Facilities Services, Grounds and Landscaping at BCIT, is creating a demonstration site of sedum turf to replace a 5 foot wide grass boulevard and bus…

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Help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary!   Find a pair of 30th Anniversary gloves in your NATS order this spring, take a creative photo using the gloves working with plants and email to NATS or share on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #NATS30thgloves. Your photo enters into a draw for a chance to…

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Check out this great article in the Vancouver Sun by Brian Minter about Sedum Mats for Landscaping! What is a Sedum Landscape Mat? A Sedum species mixture rooted into a matting that is easy to install, roots quickly, and requires little water throughout the year. It is ideal for low-traffic areas. Sedums flower in the…

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NATS Nursery’s Fern Plug Program is now a “Grow to Order” program. This means that orders for fern starter plants must be placed in advance, and we will grow the plants for your order. NATS ferns are grown from spore. This growing process creates more hardy and genetic diverse plants. Growing from spore takes time and special…

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We are very pleased and honoured that our Principal, Rod Nataros, won the Invasive Species Council of BC’s Together in Action: Innovation & Leadership Award, for his visionary leadership and inspiring change in BC.  Rod has been with ISCBC since the beginning where he supported the growth of the horticulture program by providing his wealth…

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2018 marks NATS Nursery’s 30th Anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, we are giving away special 30th Anniversary gloves! Find a pair of celebratory gloves within your order this spring, take a creative photo (you can do better than Ron’s examples) and email it to ron @ natsnursery. com (no spaces) to enter our draw to…

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Starter Plants news at NATS: Welcome Vanessa Isnardy, and talk to you soon Haley Argen, Native Plant Consultant Haley Argen will be leaving behind her current role as full-time Starter Plant Sales Specialist at NATS Nursery starting in 2018. Haley is making a lifestyle change and moving to Vancouver Island to be closer to family,…

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