Founded more than 85 years ago, Behnke's has grown and changed considerably in the years since. Read a little about the way it was in the early years.
Albert Behnke, founder of Behnke Nurseries, loved roses and grew many varieties at his home in Burtonsville. Stephanie, his granddaughter, shares memories (and a video) of him with his beautiful roses.
Stephanie's mother, Sonja Behnke Festerling, loves to talk about the old days growing up with her brothers on the land that is Behnke Nurseries. Some of the funniest memories are about 'wash day.' Click through to read all about it.
With pansies now in stock at the nursery, Stephanie remembers the hard work that used to be put into growing them here. Read about it and watch a video taken in the 60's of the process.
Stephanie shares some Behnke history this week with memories of her grandfather, Alfred Behnke, and the huge bulb plantings he had at his home in Burtonsville.
Times change, but a few things remain constant. Behnke's, for instance. And, according to Stephanie, the joys of owning a pet chicken. Read as she shares some of her mother's (Sonja Behnke Festerling's) memories of owning a pet chicken while growing up on the nursery.
Stephanie Fleming recalls some of her favorite memories of her grandfather, Albert Behnke, co-founder of Behnke Nurseries.
If you grew up in this area, chances are you have memories of coming to Behnke's as a child. Stephanie shares some wintertime memories of feeding the swans who used to reside here when she was young.
Sometimes we hear a song and are transported back in time. The same can happen with plants. For Sonja Behnke Festerling, African violets trigger memories of her childhood and the bond she formed over them with her mother, Rose Behnke.
Last weekend at Behnke's, my Mother, Sonja Behnke Festerling, stopped by for a visit. She and her husband wanted to see how things were going at the nursery. Unbeknownst to her, Helmut Jaehnigen and his family also stopped in. Mom and Helmut…