Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Camellia, Slate River, On., OPEN Canada Day Weekend 2022.

Thunder Bay Flower & Gift shop

It's hard to believe it's already July, those of us who live in Northern Ontario spend most of our Summer waiting for warmer weather. This year the weather has see-sawed between extreme heat and humidity to cooler than normal nights, with lots of rain. The mosquitoes and blackflies are plentiful, along with the ticks. It is part of living in Northern Ontario, we have lots of forested areas. 

Happy Canada Day! 

We will be OPEN this Canada Day weekend, Friday 11-5, Sat. 11-5, Sunday 12-5p. Stop by and see us at 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. in Slate River. just outside Thunder Bay. 

Old set of drawers redone in Cottage Paint

Most of you have old pieces of Furniture waiting to be refinished, we sell Cottage Paint at The Camellia, a water-based, easy to use chalky Paint, which is available in 58 colours. Buy instore, or online at

heavenly blue morning glories

Our Gardens are full of blooms, French Lilacs are blooming at the moment, with Peonies about to bloom. These blue flowers are morning glories, called Heavenly Blue. We started these from seed a few months ago. 

Elephant ears potted planter

Have you finished planting all of your Summer pots? 

It's been a busy season with Graduations, and Weddings happening again. Here are some dried Lavender Boutonnieres which we made for a Wedding party. 

image via Burst by Shopify, women holding hands

Canada is made up of many Nationalities, and we are proud to be Canadian. Happy Canada Day!! 

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Slate River, On. 
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Friday, June 10, 2022

NEW show! Sparks and Fire Thunder Bay, the Camellia, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Thunder Bay Flower & Gift shop

Sparks and Fire show poster
Hello! We are inviting you to attend a brand new Event!

SPARKS & FIRE Show and Sale.
 This is a curated Show of established and emerging Artisans. This event is happening Saturday, June 11th.2022 from 11-4pm, at 712 MacDonell St. There will be the Hot Paddle Pizza food truck on-site, and music from CILU Radio 102.7 FM. There will be various Artisans, Potters and emerging Artists, do stop by and visit!

dried palm branches the Camellia

Yes, the Dried Palm branch obsession is on!! These are so in style at the moment for Wedding ceremony archways. They are sold out everywhere, but we have a bit in stock at our store, The Camellia. 

purple garden flowers

It's garden time ... that magical moment when the weather is warm enough to plant veggies and Flowers. But wait, we had a really wet Spring, so the Blackflies, Mosquitoes and ticks are next level. They rival the biting kabaura flies, found in the Rupununi, during rainy season in Guyana. See photo below of the Rupununi area, in Guyana. 


Rupununi savanna, Guyana

During the rainy season, one does not venture into the jungle, unless every square inch of skin is covered in full safari gear. Given that the temperature is 95 degrees, plus the humidity is the same, it is a sticky adventure, so be prepared. 

mosquito net The Camellia

We have Travel Mosquito nets and no-see-um Nets for sale, in our store. 

Mosquito net How-to

Summer field the Camellia, Thunder Bay, On

It's June and the beauty of a Northern Ontario summer is all around us! 
Have a great weekend, and come out and see us at 'Sparks and Fire.'

The Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Salte River, Ontario
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