Behnke Nurseries Events

There’s always something growing on at Behnke’s!

To register for a workshop or talk, call our store, or click on the links below

Phone: Beltsville: 301-937-1100

Free Talks Sign Up Form (pre-registration requested)

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Download a PDF copy of our January – May 2017 Events Flyer

Behnke Nurseries Events

The Gardening Community at Behnke’s.

Another year full of the potential for growth. Growth for our gardens and growth for ourselves, because no two years in the garden are exactly the same. We are tasked with new challenges in the ever changing landscape and eagerly learn from nature (and, of course, our experienced gardening community) so that we might reap the rewards of a beautiful garden and healthy environment. One of our goals at Behnke’s is to pass along gardening knowledge through everyday encounters and free classes. We also like to hear about your gardening experiences so that we might gain new insight and enlightenment. We feel our gardening growth is a boundless journey that brings us closer to nature and our roots. Everyday holds the potential for growth.

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The Potomac Rose Society Meeting and Talk in April will NOT be held at Behnke Nurseries.
See below for the meeting information

The Potomac Rose Society invites you and the members of your club to a very SPECIAL ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM by Michael J. Raupp, Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland. Dr. Raupp is the “go to bug guy” for NPR, CNN and other news outlets and also has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He very effectively combines humor with science. His topic will be INTEGRATED INSECT PEST MANAGMENT (IPM) for ROSESLearn how to control insects in the rose garden without using harsh, synthetic chemicals.

Join us at the new SILVER SPRING LIBRARY, 900 WAYNE AVENUE in downtown Silver Spring, a short walk from the Silver Spring Metro and steps away from free parking at the Wayne Avenue garage.

Please note: this meeting will be on THURSDAY APRIL 27TH at 7 PM with light refreshments at 6:30 PM.
This program is free and open to the public.

FREE TALK
registration requested

April 29, 2:00 pm

Rose Gardening for Everyonew/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

To say you want a rose plant is just not enough anymore. Aside from the myriad of colors available, you must decide on what kind: climber, landscape, hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, miniature….. Needless to say, there are many different kinds of roses to choose from. Discover the basic types of roses and their care as Carol examines this thorny subject.

FREE TALK
registration requested

April 30, 2:00 pm

Vines: Growing Verticalw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Some vines are used to screen-off an area for more privacy and others are just beautiful vertical accents. Join Carol as she takes a look at some of our best flowering and foliage vines and the best way to support and care for them.

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WORKSHOP
registration required

May 6 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Beginner Hands-On Bonsai Class w/ Jennifer Park

Fee: $65 – all materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance, learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to transplant, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class.

ORCHID CLINIC
May 6, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
May 7, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic 2017 w/ Carol Allen

Questions about orchids? Visit with The Orchid Lady, Carol Allen. If you have questions about a specific orchid, bring it in, and let her take a look. If you need your orchid repotted, for a fee, she will take care of that, also, and show you how.

FREE TALK
registration requested

May 13, 2:00 pm

Vegetable Gardening Through the Yearw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Are you interested in growing your own farm fresh vegetables? Are you stuck at tomatoes and not sure what else to plant? Then you should stop by and sit a spell while Carol gets down and dirty about vegetables. Learn how to extend growing seasons and “what” to plant “when.” Discover the best methods to keep your crops healthy and happy without a lot of chemicals. Unearth the secrets to good soil and fertilizing.

FREE TALK
registration requested

May 14, 2:00 pm

Small Space Vegetable Gardeningw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Even if you only have a deck, a balcony or a courtyard, you, too, can have fresh vegetables. Learn about companion plantings, growing in containers, and going vertical. Carol will discuss the best plants to use and the sun, soil and fertilizer requirements for growing different vegetables in small spaces.

ORCHID CLINIC
May 20, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
May 21, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic 2017 w/ Carol Allen

Questions about orchids? Visit with The Orchid Lady, Carol Allen. If you have questions about a specific orchid, bring it in, and let her take a look. If you need your orchid repotted, for a fee, she will take care of that, also, and show you how.

FREE TALK
registration requested

May 27, 2:00 pm

Herb Gardening: From the Everyday to the Unusualw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

Herbs make bland foods “pop” with flavor. Some ethnic cuisines derive their heritage from the herbs used. For whatever reason you choose, there’s no denying that growing and harvesting your own “fresh” herbs makes you feel closer to the dishes you prepare. Join along as Carol examines the care and use of some of our more popular herbs and a few unusual ones.

FREE TALK
registration requested

May 28, 2:00 pm

Flowers, Berries, Bark: Designing a Garden for Interest Throughout the Yearw/ Carol Allen, Horticulturist, Teacher, ISA certified Arborist

When you stand back and look at a garden, it becomes a sum of its parts. It’s not just the flowers but also the color, texture and shades of the foliage and bark. Or the development of berries and seeds as the flowers wane. From one season to the next, nature’s dance changes and new songs are sung. Stroll along as Carol discusses how to make the most out of your garden’s performance all year long.