Being a seasonal business, every year as summer rolls around, we have to say goodbye to many phenomenal employees who made us shine through the busy spring months. This is Stephanie's thank you note to everyone who has been a part of the Behnke family over the years.
Looking for easy perennials for sunny areas? Listed are 19 favorites for every condition, from swampy to drought-prone, clay soil to deer-riddled. And, bonus, many of them are great for pollinators too!
Carol Allen, our resident teacher and longtime horticulturist gave a talk on her favorite easy-care perennials. This is a list (with lots of pictures!) of the plants she talked about for shade and part shade areas.
One of Stephanie's favorite summer family outdoor activities is picking homegrown blueberries together from a bush that's older than she is! Read about her time picking this tasty fruit and get her recipe for blueberry roly-poly.
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.
June is here and with it comes summer! Follow along as florist Evelyn creates two floral arrangements that evoke thoughts of the summer sun shining in a sky dotted with puffy white clouds.
Gardening with your kids (or grandkids) is always a win-win. You get to spend time doing an engaging activity and you might even learn something, as Stephanie did when her grandson wanted to plant a type of cucumber she had never heard of before.
Bring on the butterflies and bees! These native shrubs are some of the most versatile and easy to grow with flowers that will have pollinators coming from miles around.
Planting with pollinators in mind is not only environmentally friendly, it's also easy on the the eyes. Here are six of our favorites that are easy to grow and attractive to people and pollinators alike.
Sometimes you don't have to go far to see something special. Stephanie proved this true with a walk in a local park that led to the discovery of a vibrantly-hued bird.