I have written about Adrienne Neff many times in the past. She is the talent behind most of our wonderful creative props/crafts/works-of-art you see while shopping at Behnke's. Working with Susan O'Hara in our graphics department, the two of them make Behnke's shine.
Behnke’s Shrub and Tree Buyer Miri Talabac hasn’t worked at Behnkes as long as many of our staff have, though she started with us just as early – in high school. Yes, she grew up not far from our Beltsville location, started working here in 1997, and since then has worked in annuals and perennials before moving to “woodies” as buyer. And she’s done that while earning a degree in biology at the University of Maryland, with a concentration in entomology (bugs – she’s a big fan of ’em).
Besides bugs and woody plants, she’s recently become enamored of native plants, but the central theme here is her love of being outdoors. So, call her a “nature nut” and she won’t complain. But a girl’s gotta go indoors sometime, right? That’s when she brings out the Origami, cross-stitching, and all manner of crafts. Miri’s outdoorsy and crafty, too.
Watch for Miri’s articles here and on our website, and stop her any time for questions about shrubs and trees – she loves answering them!