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!
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.
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.
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.
Getting your kids or grandkids into the garden is a fun way to teach them where their food comes from. Awhile back, Stephanie's grandson, Aaron, helped plant potatoes and now he's helping to harvest them! Maybe this will change his negative opinion of the taste of potatoes?
As part of her weekly series sharing memories and adventures, this week Stephanie tells the story of her stepfather, Joe Festerling. He never saw pristine produce as a young boy in Germany. And yet, his family still managed to eat well.
Stephanie spent a recent Saturday with her husband and grandson barnstorming. This isn't like "storming the castle," it's more about ambling around farms and getting an appreciation for the history of the buildings and equipment. In other words, a pleasant way to spend a sunny day.
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.