BEHNKE GIFT CARDS
Perfect for the finicky plant lover in your life. They can spend it now or wait till spring. The possibilities are endless with the Behnke Gift card. The amount you select could grow into a new tree, a window box garden or a beautiful rose bush, not to mention a garden bench or decorative statue. Purchase Online Here, Or call the store and order over the phone – 301-937-1100
ENJOY THE SPRING – BUT IN CASE OF FROST, BE READY TO PROTECT YOUR YOUNG PLANTS!
IMPORTANT: If mild temperatures have you planting early, you always run the risk of having a few nights when the temperatures approach or dip below freezing.
For newly planted bedding plants (annuals) in the ground, cover the plants with a bucket or sheet (not a plastic bag, which is a poor insulator) to keep the frost from touching the plant. The soil is warmer than the air and the cover traps the slightly warmer air.
For new plants in above-ground containers, just pull them into the garage or house for the night. They can go back outside after the danger of frost is over.
HEIRLOOM TOMATO PLANTS | SALE 20% OFF
Varieties Available: Black Krim – Brandywine – Cherokee Purple – Green Grape – Green Zebra – Mortgage Lifter – Mr. Stripey – Pineapple – Sun Gold
Don’t dawdle. Limited quantities. 2½-3 inch pot, reg. $2.19 each
DRAMM WATERING WANDS | SALE 20% off
Available in a rainbow of colors, they are comprised of a long metal tube with a water breaker at one end to gently shower your plants and a water wise cut-off valve at the other end. reg. $19.99-$39.99
EVERGREEN AZALEAS | SALE 20% off
So full of color and low maintenance, evergreen azaleas can be spotted in almost every yard this time of the year. In solids and bi-colors, azalea flowers burst forth to fill gardens with splashes of white and shades of red, pink, purple, and coral. Some are even repeat bloomers and flush with color again in the fall. After the flowers fade the evergreen foliage adds to the landscape as a foundation planting around a home or background planting in a garden. Evergreen azaleas prefer a well-drained, humus-rich soil and light shade.
RASPBERRY AND BLACKBERRY PLANTS | SALE 20% off
Big juicy berries just waiting for you! That’s what you could have if you add these plants to your sunny landscape. An added benefit, pollinators love the flowers! Small space? Look for the compact varieties. Then start collecting those recipes.
TIARELLA ‘BRANDYWINE’ | NOW ONLY $8.99
Imagine a mass of twinkly snow on tiny sticks arranged over a carpet of heart-shaped leaves – That’s tiarella. It’s soft and dreamy. It prefers bright shade or dappled sunlight and moist organic soil that is well drained (not boggy, definitely not dry). Pairs nicely with woodland phlox, Lenten roses, ferns, or woodland poppies. 1 gallon pot, reg. $12.99 each
SALVIA ‘MAY NIGHT’ | NOW ONLY $9.99
One of the most dramatic perennial salvias in its class! The long-blooming flowers are a deep blue-violet color and will reach up to 18-20” tall. It likes full sun and well drained soil. Deer don’t like it, but the pollinators surely do. Once it’s done blooming, trim the stems back to the foliage and give it a bit of organic plant food. In time, it should send up new flower shoots for a second, late season show. 1 gallon pot, reg. $12.99
ACHILLEA ‘POMEGRANATE’ | NOW ONLY $9.99
Looking for something to fill that dry, sunny spot in your garden? Something that will attract pollinators, be easy to grow, and give you a bright flash of color? Then look no further. Yarrow ‘Pomegranate’ is the plant for you! This tough cookie (or should we say, fruit?) tolerates heat and humidity with grace. Its sturdy, 24-inch stems hold clusters of rich, magenta-red flowers that are sure to grab everyone’s attention. It likes lots of sun and very well drained, average soil. It doesn’t require any special attention, and deer and rabbits tend to leave it alone. At this price, why not give it a shot? We think it might just be the perfect plant for your sunny spot. 1 gallon pot, reg. reg. $11.99 each
PERENNIAL DIANTHUS | SALE 20% OFF
Wow! With so many beautiful colors available, we just couldn’t help ourselves. We brought in all sorts of garden pinks and it’s the perfect time to offer these cheery little plants to you at a really good price. They will work in the garden, or in a container. They thrive in well drained soil with at least 6 hours of sun. Although they prefer cooler temperatures, many of the new cultivars that we carry have been bred to be heat tolerant. These are not your grandmother’s carnations. We’ve got a collection of pretty sassy plants that will make you happy.
TROPICAL HIBISCUS | SALE 20% off
Our ever popular tropical hibiscus plants come in 6 exotic colors! These plants are loaded with buds and will highlight a special area as each new blossom opens. These plants need a sunny window. Water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Do not situate them in front of heating vents. 6 inch pots, reg. $17.99