Yes! These are the beautiful flowering trees and bushes you are seeing everywhere! With clusters of dainty flowers in white and shades of pink, purple and red that resemble crepe paper, crapemyrtles create quite a show in the middle of the summer. Choose from trees that grow 10 to 25 ft. tall, shrubs that grow 6 to 10 ft. tall, and some dwarf varieties that grow less than 6 ft. tall. Just provide a good sunny location and these plants are sure to please. On a side note, many have fabulous fall foliage color and exfoliating bark, too. starting at $37.99
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Hardy hibiscus provide amazing summer color. Just give them a nice sunny location with moist, well-drained soil and room to grow. Each year you will notice more stalks and in turn more and more large blooms 6” to 9” in diameter depending on the variety you choose. We carry dwarf varieties that reach about 3 feet tall and other varieties that top out around 5 feet. Some varieties even have bronzy foliage for added color.
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Heat-Lover’s Special – Watch the butterflies line up for seconds as loads of flowers (available in reds, oranges, yellows, pinks and lavenders) produce lots of food all summer long. Lantana need a sunny location with well-drained soil. Pinch off spent blooms to encourage new ones. starting at $4.99; 4½ inch pots & LARGER
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Daylilies: old-fashioned perennials that belong in every garden. If you only know the orange ditch weed, then broaden your horizons. They demand little, yet bloom profusely for weeks in every color except true blue, many with two or even three-tone flowers. Deer resistant?? Heck no; Bambi is their Achilles heel, but otherwise, they are garden perfection. Full sun or a few hours of shade — once established, they ask little of us except admiration.
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“Queen of the Vines,” they say, and they’re probably right! Clematis are easy to grow and sport a beautiful range of colors. Pair one up with a climbing rose, grow a tall one through a small tree or use any of them to cover a mailbox, arbor, trellis or wall. For a vine that can look delicate, they have great constitution and staying power and add a lot of bang for your buck — especially when they are on sale. Starting at $24.99
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Rhododendrons light up an area with their big beautiful flowers in the spring, and bring a sense of structure to the garden the rest of the year with big evergreen leaves that make a great backdrop to small shrubs and perennials. They may be finished blooming this year, but if you plant them now, you’ll be ready for next spring — and get a terrific deal to boot! Starting at $34.99
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Fear not bamboo lovers, the clumping bamboo is here. Use it in the garden for vertical beauty or along a border as a screen without fear of it running amuck — hence the name “clumping.” Not only does it add “style” to a garden, but, when the wind blows, it gently rustles. Pair it up with a fountain and create your own spa area. Starting at $49.99
Hurry In! All GlazedCeramic Pottery – SALE 20% off
The pot’s the thing that can pull together a deck, a garden, a room! In bright colors, earthy colors or something in between, pots complement/contrast not only the plants they contain, but also the look of an area just like a piece of art. P.S. Consider placing pot feet or blocks under your planters to allow for air circulation and to keep the drainage holes open.
Behnke's has a number of demonstration gardens. One of the most recent additions is the Pollinator Garden, still going strong and growing robustly after one year. Click through to learn about the some of the plants in it and come by the store to see them in person.
Want to create an eco-friendly garden that helps keep the Chesapeake free from pollution...and have it paid for by your county? Behnke's has seven examples of stormwater runoff projects eligible for rebates from Prince George's County, including a 70ft long rain garden!