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Don't Miss the 69th Annual National Capital Orchid Society – Fall Orchid Show & Sale at Behnkes

FREE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! October 8th – 10th – Plan to visit, bring friends, see thousands of unique orchid plants in bloom, partake in our educational lectures, visit our sales area with top-quality vendors for plant and supply sales, unique orchid-themed gifts, and MUCH MORE! Fall is one of the best blooming seasons for orchids in DC, so come prepared for a wonderful selection of orchids to see and buy! Visit WWW.NCOS.US for more information

Bright and Beautiful Garden Mums

Mix these harbingers of fall in planters and gardens for a display truly BIG on color. Choose from early, mid and late season bloomers and don’t be shy when mixing them with other plants for wonderful seasonal displays. Try pansies, heuchera, ornamental grasses, fall blooming annuals, and/or ornamental peppers.

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NFL/Collegiate Mums & Pansies

Team-scape Your Yard – Show your team spirit at home or parties! Choose from popular team-colored plants in logo pots. Redskins, Ravens, University of Maryland and more. (not all teams are shown)

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Featured This Week at Behnkes

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ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE & KALE

Beautiful on their own or mixed with pansies, grasses, and mums. The foliage will deepen in color and contrast as the cooler weather sets in, making them a real show stopper in gardens and planters.

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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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PANSIES & VIOLAS

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.

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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Bulb Time at Behnke’s

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Pines and Needles: All About Conifers

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