Last Saturday my dear wife Karen and I walked the aisles of Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center in North Syracuse for more than an hour, and I was a lot closer to getting bushed than I was to getting bored.
Every year we take the drive from our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood to North Syracuse to delight in the massive collection of plants, bushes, trees and so much more in this nursery. It is one of our happy rites of spring, knowing that we can add to the gardens up front and out back.
I love to use my imagination, picturing this huge tree, that wide bush, every flower in that whole aisle adorning our plot.
Oh, what could be done with unlimited yard space and an endless budget. Not to mention a really big truck.
Yet, we always fill the back of Karen’s Mazda SUV with a new collection to put in the ground around our home.
If you’d like to read my story and see a lot of neat pictures from Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center on Syracuse Public Media site waer.org, click the link below.
Do you like to take a trip to a nursery to help awaken the senses of spring? Do you add to your garden every year?