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To say that Jen­nie Love loves flow­ers is an un­der­state­ment— they are, quite sim­ply, a part of her DNA. Born and raised on a fifth-gen­er­a­tion Penn­syl­va­nia farm, she planted her first gar­den at age 4. “I feel like my soul has been con­nected to nur­tur­ing petals and leaves ever since,” she says. Ea­ger to turn her pas­sion into a busi­ness, she packed up her pots and moved 160 miles east to Philadel­phia in 2009. The shop she opened, Love ’n Fresh Flow­ers, is one of the few flower farms lo­cated within a big city’s lim­its. Now Love spends her days plant­ing, har­vest­ing, and de­sign­ing ar­range­ments for wed­dings and spe­cial events. “I’m of­ten asked what my fa­vorite flower is,” she says. “The an­swer is, I fall head over heels for each new bloom that comes into sea­son in the fields. It’s an amaz­ing gift to go out there, cut what­ever is at its peak, and take it to the stu­dio to cre­ate a piece of liv­ing art.”

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