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June 10, 2022
“Wisteria woke me this morning,
And there was all June in the garden;
I felt them, early, warning
Lest I miss any part of the day.”
Ann McGough, Summons
Have you ever woken up in the morning, saw the sun had already started the day without you, and just forgot all the other things - like eating, or checking the mirror - and head out into the garden first thing? It's like the garden is calling. I've experienced this more than once, and when it happens, I just go with it. I'm as happy as a clam, losing track of time, lost in the joy. 
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The carefree days of summer are here, but are they really carefree anymore? How often do we get ‘lost in the joy’ of something that we lose track of time? Remember summers as a kid? They sure look different as adults, but even we can find ways to enjoy all that summer holds. Take a read through my most recent blog post "Dandelion Days'. I hope it will take you back to the carefree summer days of your own childhood and inspire you to find ways to capture them again. 
Here at the shoppe, we have two new summer things that we are excited about: the first is a summer workshop series for kids. They'll be held Thursday mornings at 10 am. Our own Jane Schmidt will host some of them. You might remember her from her days at the Burlington Public Library storytimes. Each Thursday that Jane is here, she'll read a story and do a craft with the kids. The other Thursdays will be hosted by our summer intern, Michaela Beaulieu. She is a horticulture student at Gateway Technical College and we are excited to have her here this summer. 
Also new is our Second Sunday Artisan Markets. This outdoor market will feature local makers and artisans. The first one is this Sunday, June 12, from 10 am - 4 pm. Come on out and spend some time here at Bella supporting our local makers. 
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Our little nursery may not be big, but it is mighty! Every plant has been carefully selected because it has special qualities. Be sure to ask if you are wondering what's so special about them! Here's what you'll find:
- introductions from Intrinsic Perennial Gardens 
- a few of my favorite perennial varieties 
 - peonies and clematis
Here's what's blooming now:
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June is perennial month. Why not add a few long-blooming perennials (like the Dianthus and Salvia pictured above) to carry through the gaps when your garden may be lacking color. It's also National Gardening Week! So go out and enjoy your gardens. And stop in for a visit - the iced tea will be waiting as you browse all the new that's waiting for you!
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We are excited to host local makers and artisans at our once-a-month outdoor markets here at Bella Botanica! 
The first one is this Sunday, June 12! 
Stop by and support our small business owners. 
We appreciate your support!
Vendors can inquire @

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Dandelion Days
​It was totally unprompted. 

I was saying goodbye to my grandkids who had spent the night. Before climbing into the car, my four-year-old grandson saw the dandelions growing in the lawn. He picked one and give it to me. Then he picked another and give it to his mama. Tears stung my eyes, and I gave him a good squeeze. . . . . 

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Combine your love of gardening and your love of reading with one of these titles by Marta McDowell. Marta teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and loves connecting the pen and the trowel (aka authors and their gardens). Titles we have at the shoppe:
Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life
Unearthing the Secret Garden
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life
Read more about Marta here.

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New this summer is our weekly classes for kids! We also have classes for adults and will be adding more. Click the button below to learn more. 

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Custom Containers for Your Home or Business
I'd love to create a beautiful container garden just for you! Whether it's one season or all four, let's talk about the look you want, and I'll make it happen!
Contact me @ 

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Until next time, you can find me on Instagram  @bellabotanicaboutique or if you are a fellow plant geek, follow along as I post plant pics @beautyseekr. 
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