Jolie Wilkinson

The Gardner resident started her little flower shop two years ago. Her modest front yard garden gave rise to her business. She started selling her floral arrangements at the Gardner's Farmer Market this summer.

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Jolie Wilkinson, a native of Gardner, transformed her modest front yard garden into a flourishing flower business two years ago, in the midst of the pandemic.

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“I wanted a way to share joy with others and decided to turn my hobby into a career I would be passionate about," she said.

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She transformed her little front yard garden into numerous raised beds filled with annuals, perennials, native plants, herbs, and shrubs.

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“Growing my own flowers has lead to a more personal connection with the flowers I arrange,”she said.

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Wilkinson attributes her greatest gardening inspirations to her parents and grandparents. She is making her debut at the Gardner's Farmers' Market this year. I have really loved it, she said. Meeting new people and recognizing old ones is amazing.

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Wilkinson's third year in business will be next year, and when she isn't selling flowers from her booth at the Thursday farmers' market, she sells her arranged flowers to florists, designers, and other flower farmers.

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"I can't believe how quickly time has passed," she exclaimed. "I suppose that's what happens when you're doing something you enjoy." "I'm excited for another year of planting, growing, and arranging." Tulips, Dahlias, and Sunflowers are among Wilkinson's favorite flowers.