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Robin Johnson, at left, spent spring keeping the thousands of sprouting plants and flower baskets in tip-top shape. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Hafner's: More than 1 million plants

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The spectacular flower boxes and barrels that adorn Park Rapids' downtown and surrounding businesses are the handiwork of a three-generation family business.


Hafner's Greenhouse, on 170th Street outside Park Rapids, opened for the season April 20 after weeks of planting flats of pansies, petunias and impatiens. The business included a newly-built retail center.

Currently run by brothers Mike and Tom Hafner and Mike's son Darin, the trio anticipated a good season.

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