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August 13, 2022
Hi friends, 
If you've been following me for awhile, you probably know how I feel about August. It's my favorite! Maybe because it's my birthday month, or maybe it's because of the way the sun sits in the sky, the flowers and grasses that are in bloom, and that touch of fall in the mornings. Summer days are numbered, so we become more intentional about how we spend them - checking off a few more things on the summer bucket list and enjoying simple pleasures that only summer offers. 
This August is a little different for me. In many ways it's become a month of restoration. You can read about it below in my latest blog post “Restoration”. 
Here at the shoppe, we are busy planning our fall and holiday classes. Look for that announcement in your inbox next Tuesday. Also coming up is our next Artisan Market - it's this Sunday, August 14! So hit the Elkhorn Flea Market and Lake Geneva's Art in the Park, then come relax here under the shade trees and support our local makers. We'd love to have you stop by. 
The perennials keep coming, and we have some exciting ones: a salmon coneflower that looks like a zinnia, and a sweet violet clematis in bush form - both blooming right now! Some of our perennials and herbs are past their peak, so we are offering them at 50% off. Be sure to check out our ‘Plants with Potential’ benches when you're here. 
We'll transition over to fall here in the shoppe later this month, and watch for special savings on my birthday, August 26! 
I hope you, too, are savoring these days of summer. 
Stop in sometime - you are always welcome here!
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clockwise from left to right: Echinacea ‘Sunseekers Salmon’, Clematis ‘Violet Stardust’, 
Allium ‘Big Beauty’, and Heliopsis ‘Burning Hearts’

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This Sunday, August 14, is our next 
Second Sundays Artisan Market
10 am - 4 pm
 This month's outdoor market will feature local makers and artisans including: 
Josette's Jewelry
M7 Studio Designs
The Gypsy & The Hermit
Plants with Personality
We appreciate all of you who come out and support our local makers!
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On my knees. In the garden. 
It grows with wild abandon this year, unkempt as if forgotten. It's not forgotten, just not a priority as time earlier this summer was spent focusing on . . . 

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Only one workshop coming at the moment, but it's a good one! Learn the art of Shibori with Tiffany Knopow on Saturday, September 10. Click the link below to sign up. 
We will be announcing our fall and holiday schedule on Tuesday, August 16, so watch your inbox!

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Celebrate the remaining days of summer with a pretty new table runner that captures the colors of garden botanicals. This new Wildflower Sketchbook design is available in a 54" table runner and cloth napkins. So many  colors can be pulled out of this design, so it's sure to go with your dishes, a fresh flower bouquet, and other tablescape elements. 
More new botanical items are in the shoppe. Come and see!

Please Note our New Hours:
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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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