My daughter and George Three know what my wife loves

After our great Food Truck Festival afternoon on Mother’s Day, wonderful daughter Elisabeth and significant George Three had gifts from the car for my dear wife Karen. They beamed as the opening of the hatch of her Kia Soul revealed two awesome plants and a homemade wall-hanging. She said the red azalea screamed to her…

Galeville’s getting green

There’s a coming-out spring party in the backyard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I still don’t quite know what these perennial plants are going to be. More stuff is coming up out front, too. These particular plants were out of the ground a month ago. Then came a big snow…

What will we see coming up at A Bitty Better?

It’s an exciting time at A Bitty Better. My dear wife Karen asked me if I’d seen the sprouts. Out front and in the back. Yes, this February thaw has brought green from bulbs in our new home in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. We moved from The Little Bitty in the Syracuse neighborhood of…

Behold the multi-colored butterfly bush

The last of our big three butterfly bushes pushed out its blooms. Behold, to the right, the multi-colored beauty. We loved the completed trifecta in the triangle garden in the backyard of the cherished Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Yeah, I love the look back there, for sure. No question about…

Here come the butterfly bush blossoms

It’s August. The butterfly bush blossoms are pushing out in the triangle garden in the backyard of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwoood. In the two of the four, anyway. The tall one has purple flowers showing. And the white one has the biggest cone-shaped blossoms out for the world to…

Now we need butterfly bushes and butterflies

The wonder of the triangle butterfly garden of our cherished Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood takes my breath away in stages. In the 7 a.m. pre-workday light, the rush of white from the daisies coming in from the right and purple of the climbing Polish plant taking over on the let…