Saturday, May 26, 2012

St. Jacob's Farmers Market, St. Jacob's, ON

 St. Jacob's Farmers Market is a lovely outing ! What a treat to be able to visit!  Piles of fresh veggies, grown on the Farm. Radishes and rhubarb stalks...

Apples are so tempting..these ones are quite large and look so delicious..!

Asparagus   growers were informing us that it is so hot this year, that their asparagus yields will be down.

One of these colourful begonias came home with us, to go onto a Balcony.

Cement bowls, packed with succulents, great for those of us who don't like to water frequently.

Hand -made cement bowls - these would make great birdbaths.

And there are lots and lots of stalls selling all kinds of goodies.!

Camellia's will reopen on Wednesday May 30th, new Provencal tablecloths JUST IN!!

30 Hacquoil Rd. Oliver Paipoonge, Thunder Bay, on
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer is almost here at Camellia's, Thunder Bay, On

Summer is here....the countryside is awash with the green of new leaves  and the pink of Apple Blossoms opening up!

 Just In! New all-natural Baby Bear soap from the Rocky mountain Soap Company.

 My favourite Summer must-have - Foot butter. Keep your feet sandal ready by using a pumice stone everyday and applying our Foot butter.

Everyone getting their plants now? Look at this cool idea seen at Creekside Nursuries, talk to Anne -the Pond Lady.

NOTE: OPEN : Wednesday May 23rd. 1-3
Thursday, May 24th. 1-3

Normal hours resume on May 30th. 2012. 
See you soon!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Planting for a Summer Garden full of blooms

Here's the entrance to the Castle in Belgium where Floralia Exhibition is held. This Gardens was planned with the help of the Dutch Bulb and Flower Growers. It is approximately 1 and a half hours drive over from Holland.

Spectacular displays of Spring bulbs were to be seen everywhere, some were a tad bit damaged by the unusual cold temperatures. Note the skilful combination of Colours.

Such soft colours of Narcissus! It is truly inspiring to visit this Exhibition.

Oh to have such a pathway to stroll down! I love the green mossiness that seems to be on all the trees.

and this can imagine Ladies promenading under this arch, twirling their parasols.....

There are spectacular Floral displays in the Greenhouses, here you can see the Gloriosa Lilies which were bought at  the auctions, they are to be used in the massive displays of Floral art throughout the Exhibitions. I think I read somewhere that they change the flowers every Friday....10,000 of them.

Here are some of the floral displays being constructed.

As you leave the grounds, there is a Shop selling all the bulbs you have just seen planted on the grounds.

Ranunculus - one of my favourite flowers! Upon asking the experts on site...."What is the trick to growing freesias, ranunculus and anemones? I was informed that these bulbs are tricky and very hard... so the suggestion was made to soak  bulbs in some water before planting.

Hmmm...will have to try this..

Thanks to our Tour guides, Ron from Floraculture International, and our other wonderful Tour Guide, Ed.

Visit Camellia's   .. 30 Hacquoil Rd.
Open Wednesday through Sunday.
Wed. 11-5. Thurs. Noon-6. Fri. 11-6. Sat. 11-5. Sun. Noon-5

p -807)475 -3551

Have a plant -inspired day!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day 2012, Camellia's, Thunder Bay

Mother's Day is coming up's this Sunday, May 13th. 2012.

When I say "Mother" what images and thoughts are popping up in your mind? Here's a photo of my lovely Mum...
How has your Mum influenced who you are today? What sort of things did your Mum teach you? 

Make sure to leave a comment on this post, and if you're in the Thunder Bay area, you will be entered in  the draw for a Memories photo frame.

What are you doing for Mum on Sunday?  If your mum  lives in Thunder Bay, but you don't, you can call us at 1-807-475-3551 or toll-free within Canada to order a Gift to be delivered to her. 

A vase of Fresh Flowers is always a nice Gift. 
Your mummy probably loves to Garden, so send her a locally grown collection of potted plants,  which she can enjoy all Summer long. We have Geraniums, Kangaroo Paw, and Spanish Lavender, to name a few.

There are wonderful Spa baskets to pamper her... with useful things such as  Hot Flash mist.. and Foot Butters for keeping her heels soft....

We have so much instore at Camellia's  - Purses, pashminas, and locally made jewellery

Come Visit Camellias ! Open Wednesday through Sunday. 
Wed. 11-5, Thurs. 12-6, Fri. 11-6. Sat 11-5. Sun. 12-5

30 Hacquoil Rd. p- 807)475-3551

We've just returned from Holland, here's a peek at what we saw.... more to follow in a later blog post...
Remember to leave a comment below to enter the draw..

Thanks for visiting !    Camille

Monday, May 7, 2012

Roots and Shoots at Camellia's, Thunder Bay

It's Spring and we're so excited about bright colours and Gardens and Blooms.....

Camellia's - OPEN Wednesday May 9th, 11-5 . We are open Wednesday through Sunday. Remember Mom on Mother's Day, which is this Sunday, May 13th. 2012

p- 807)485-3551