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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now! Guess what Stephanie's doing this spring...planting redbuds!
With Spring break and beautiful weather last week, Stephanie's daughter decided it was time to add a few plants to her front yard. A trip to Behnke's and a little family teamwork and she's got a burgeoning beautiful landscape.
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.
When Stephanie's husband and grandson went out to start the vegetable garden, they discovered a surprise. Read all about it.