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Budded & Blooming Garden Mums

This Week’s Extra Special Offer — Buy 3 Mums in 8 inch pots (reg. $6.99 each) and GET a 4th FREE!
Add some color to porches and patios. Give one to a friend.

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Featured This Week at Behnkes

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PANSIES & VIOLAS

We can never say enough about these little gems. Plant them in the fall for tons of color and then watch them pop back up in the spring after they hibernate beneath the wintery snow. The traditional pansies have big bold flowers and the violas produce prodigious masses of smaller flowers. They are excellent for pots and window boxes. Plant them in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil in a location with full to part sun.

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CELOSIA INTENZ

Absolutely beautiful annuals that will spice up any fall garden or planter. Intenz is a feathery bright magenta and Intez Twisted is a wavy shaped cherry red. These bright beauties like a sunny spot and pair nicely with ornamental cabbages and grasses, pansies, mums dusty miller, and heuchera. 4½ inch pot priced $4.99

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ORNAMENTAL PEPPERS

Ornamental Peppers are similar to the peppers you grow in your vegetable garden, producing very colorful fruits that are grown more for show, rather than edibility — some varieties may be edible but are very hot. Colors range from shades of purple or white to red, yellow and orange. Ornamental Peppers thrive in the heat of summer, but fruits will hold very well until frost. They require full sun and evenly moist soil. starting at $4.99

FRESH CUT SOD
“An Instant Lawn

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Fresh cut sod arrives every Friday, weather permitting. Please call ahead to check availability 301-937-1100. priced $5.99 for a 10 sq.ft. strip

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KILN DRIED FIREWOOD

Choose from — full cord • 2/3 cord • 1/3 cord
OR 1/9 cord which fits in a standard trunk
(let us load it for you)

Our firewood has been “seasoned” by drying in a kiln (a type of high temperature oven). The firewood is essentially baked to force the moisture out.

Advantages of Kiln Dried Firewood —

CLEANER – Less debris, suitable for indoor storage.
LOW MOISTURE CONTENT – Burns easily.
HIGHEST BTU’s of any firewood
READY TO BURN – No Waiting! ENJOY!

Pick up or delivery is available.

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