We add our Gerber Daisy

Walking all the aisles at Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center is a pleasurable safe hike, mask and all. After soaking in the genres we decided upon … A lovely Gerber daisy. Yes, we do have an annual every year, too.

A garden center in a suburban setting

When you look out in the distance at Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center, you’d think they were growing and welling their plants and trees out in the country. Look in another direction, though, and you can spot the big buildings of other businesses poking through the nature. This is, after all, the suburbs of Syracuse.

Hafner’s Garden Center can do it socially distanced

It took us way longer than usual to take our annual trip to Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center. The biggest of our local nurseries always looked too darn crowded for safe socially distancing for my dear wife Karen and I. Then we took the Monday following the July Fourth weekend off. The plants were still many.…

Our new little tree makes us smile

Little by little, my dear wife Karen and I got the inside holiday decorating done in A Bitty Better exactly the way we wanted it. The final piece of the puzzle fell into place with a trip to Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center, just down the road now from our lovely new home in the Liverpool…

Let’s branch out with a name for our baby

So far, so good, the condition of this new arrival into the life of my dear wife Karen and I. Our little cherry tree has been rained upon. Big winds blew through the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled. Bumblebees circled and frogs leaped. Squirrels teased Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle,…

Cherry tree picking

A cherry tree will be going into the backyard of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. My dear wife Karen and I took the trip to Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center in North Syracuse this past weekend, walking the aisles under the sun out back and inside the greenhouses, too. We spied…

At this huge nursery, it’s easy to welcome spring

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…