Brrr! We all know just how cold it was last week. If dealing with the cold temps (temperamental old boilers for heating greenhouses, end-of-year inventory, temperamental cold employees, etc.) was not enough, a water line froze and burst, turning our…
Check out this little bit of Behnke's history. Stephanie shares her memories and a video of the installations of our two behemoth boilers from the '50s and '60s that still heat our greenhouses today!
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.
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.