Featured This Week at Behnkes


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

Garden Club Special - Ornamental Grasses


Behnke Garden Club Members

Texture, motion, vertical beauty — ornamental grasses add so much to the garden and look great in container gardens. Plus, they require very little maintenance!

Over 40 varieties available!

SALE 25% off

A Few of This Week's Specials


Hardy Hibiscus
Starting at $14.99

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.


All Lantana
Sale 25% off

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


Sale 25% off

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.


Sale 50% off

“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


Sale 50% off

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


Clumping Bamboo
Sale 1/3 off

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

The Pot's The Thing


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.

Recent Blog Posts

We Beat The Heat: 7 Summer Loving Annuals

We Beat the Heat: 7 Summer Loving Annuals

It's hot out there! Though some annuals may be taking it hard, these seven heat and drought tolerant annuals are thriving!

read more
How To Clean Out Your Basement

How To Clean Out Your Basement

It can be hard to find the time to check off items on your to do list. Stephanie just took a week-long "vacation" to clean her basement and she's glad she did. Read about how she got it done.

read more
Pollinator Garden At Behnke’s Is One Year Old

Pollinator Garden at Behnke's is One Year Old

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.

read more
Getting Paid To Save The Bay

Getting Paid to Save the Bay

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!

read more
All About Crape Myrtles

All About Crape Myrtles

Crape myrtles are used often in the sunny landscape for good reason: they offer multi-season interest, not to mention riotous summer color. Click through to read about different varieties and how to care for them.

read more