With deep blue flowers and a long bloom season, plumbago is one of our favorite perennials. Read about its care and learn why everyone should make room for this long-lived flower.
This is the story of two children who found a magical place to play among the branches of a maple tree. Do you have a secret garden in your yard? You never know what you might find there with your children or grandchildren.
Sometimes opposites attract. It's certainly the case that by using opposite colors, you can create attractive floral arrangements! Follow along as Evelyn puts together eye-catching arrangements using purple butterfly bush and orange fallen leaves.
One of the best parts of the recent eclipse was the excitement leading up to it. Read Stephanie's account of how Behnke's employees gathered to experience this wonderful natural event together.
A long-standing favorite of the perennial garden, achillea (a.k.a. Yarrow) has seen an explosion of new and improved varieties in recent years. Learn about this new crop of colorful perennials and how to grow them.
Many of us think of spring as prime planting time, but what if you were too busy and didn't get around to it? And is it really the best time to plant? Read on to find out!
Coneflowers can be tricky to establish going into the first winter, especially when planted in August or later, as there is limited time for them to make a substantial root system and crown. Here are some suggestions to improve your overwintering success.
They say every picture tells a story. This one tells of a train crash right outside Behnke's in the 1940s. Click through to read about it and Stephanie's musings on the past.
What is it about watching birds that is so fascinating to us? Stephanie has found that the older she gets, the more she enjoys it. Read her observations, both of the bird families around her house and of her own family, enjoying bird watching together.
For the past couple years, we have been growing large gardens of zinnias along US 1 and they look so beautiful that we started selling the cut flowers. Get an inside look at the talent behind our fresh zinnia arrangements and learn how to keep them looking their best for longer.