MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — In addition to her gardening duties at the Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor April through December, Margaret Handville can also be found making wreaths for the Mount Desert Land & Garden Preserve at its McAlpin Farms greenhouses in Seal Harbor.
Handville started making wreaths to decorate the preserve’s properties three years ago. “They asked me to put them together to bring cheer to the preserve and I got some advice from the head gardener at Thuya Gardens because she used to make their decorations,” she said.
This year, Handville started an independent venture to sell the handmade holiday wreaths after receiving inquiries from locals who recognized her wreaths from the preserve and wanted one for themselves.
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