Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Paulusma's Greenhouses, Thunder Bay, ON

I was going for a walk today, tromping along in the recent snow that we've had. Has anyone noticed how long it's staying light in the evenings now?

Yes, Summer and Gardening season is coming! And we are kind of happy to see the snow, as we can't garden without water.

Here are some photos from one of my favourite Greenhouses - Paulusma's .

Did I mention I love Kangaroo Paw? A native of Australia, I think, it has flowers that last forever. They are so sculptural and add line and form to an arrangement.

They come in all colours, and you can get the potted plants at Paulusma's. They like to stay dry, so don't over water.

There is always a large selection of tuberous Begonias in every colour.

If you like different plants, go to Paulusma's Greenhouses at 204 Belton Rd. Phone (807)767-7150. Call ahead to check hours.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Play and Giggle, Camellia's, Thunder Bay, On

What do you do when you're fed-up and feeling kind of ...well.....low? You can imagine you are up in the clouds, off to some wonderful vacation.....

Imagine you are flying above the clouds...it's quiet, calm and serene.....

Do what it takes to stop yourself from being angry and upset ...sniff a vanilla leaf..( surprisingly it has no smell)

These are our Lake Superior stones ...for sale at True North Co-op on Algoma St. They are now located in the old Folino's corner grocery store.

Yes, as adults we get bogged down by the details of Life, and dealing with the everyday , so today, play a little, giggle a little........ tell us what you do when you're feeling low....

Camellia's, 30 Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, On ( just outside Thunder Bay)

p 807)475-3551

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Summer dreaming, Camellia's, Thunder Bay

I"m dreaming of Summertime - no heavy boots and coats , and green outside...and colour ..lots of it. It's human nature to want what you can't have..I suppose. We should enjoy the moment...and the snow and ice....blah ..blah..blah....

Garden Peonies - so vibrant, each petal a miracle.

Today, I am craving green...what about you? do you love or hate Winter..? drop us a comment below, and have a wonderful day!!

Come visit us - Camellia's - 30 Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, On ( just outside Thunder Bay)
p-807) 475 -3551


Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day. Camellia's, Thunder Bay, ON

Happy Valentine's Day! This Victorian heart image is from the Graphics Fairy. What are you giving your Valentine today?

Roses are always a nice choice.

Roses, alstromeria and carnations. Photos courtesy of Oasis Floral.

Camellia's - for all your Flower & Gift needs. 30 Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, Thunder Bay, On

p- 807)475-3551
toll-free 1-877-523-7444

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tribute to Whitney, a great singer

I grew up with a lot of Whitney Houston songs. She had a great voice...she will be so missed.

In memory of Whitney.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Keukenhof Gardens, Holland

Today here in Thunder Bay was more of a typical February day - sunny, but cold. I am craving colour today, and it always cheers me up to look at photos from Keukenhof Gardens, in Lisse, Holland.

What is your Happy colour? comment below and let us know........

An explosion of colour and light - Flowers are so beautiful and uplifting!!

Camellia's - 3o Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, Thunder Bay, On
OPEN Wednesday through Sunday.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Organizing sewing Rooms, Camellia's, Thunder Bay, On

The key to organization is that everything in your home should have a place. When you use the item, it always goes back to its home, and in a ideal world , you would be able to find the item again. Reality is that my sewing room is so messy and so jammed with fabrics and supplies strewn hastily all over. I cannot even find some pins at the moment. I was going to post a photo of my room, but decided not to ...!

I love the fact that there's no carpet in this room, makes it so much easier to clean up. Having a unit like the one above would definitely help.

I almost need one of those teams that come in, take everything out of the room, dump it on the lawn, then they organize the space. Here's how things work in my household....

" I really need some help with cleaning up the ............."

Want to hear the replies..?
  • Can't you see we're busy?
  • You made the mess, just clean it up yourself, it's all your mess
  • it's Spring time..I have massive Yardwork to do
  • It's Summertime, you want me to sit indoors and clean??? No. Really...???
  • It's Fishing season
  • it's Falltime, more yardwork..
  • It's Christmas ...you want me to spend my Christmas holiday cleaning....???
  • It's the middle of Winter, my tools are in the garage, it's 30 below...
  • just throw the damn stuff out!! who needs it anyway..?
Sigh.... does this happen in your house too?

Camellia's - 30 Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, Thunder Bay , ON
p -807) 475-3551

OPEN : Wed. 1-4, Thurs. 1-4, Fri. 1-4, Sat. 12-4.
Call ahead for Sunday hours.