Sod Availability

Sod Arrives Fridays!

Sod Availability - Sod is cut weekly and delivered for the weekend, weather permitting, so it's always a good idea to check with us in advance of your visit.

Colorful Crotons

Crazy & Colorful

Bring FALL COLOR indoors with these beautiful plants. No two plants are exactly alike as they brighten a room. Crotons like a bright light (southern or western exposure is good) to keep them bright and colorful.

4 to 10 inch pots
reg. priced $4.99 to $29.99
Sale 25% off

Pansies & Violas

Pansies and violas planted in fall gardens will deliver blooms NOW and AGAIN in the spring.

Beautiful jewel-tones will brighten any garden or container. Mix with pumpkins, gourds, garden mums, ornamental cabbage and other cool weather annuals for a colorful fall display.

4 inch pots
reg. priced $2.19 each
Sale $1.25 each

Garden Advisor

How do I deal with too much shade or sun? How do I put some pizzazz in my front yard? How should I design this area? These are just some of the questions our Garden Advisor can help you answer.  

Personal Service & Advice
Call (301) 937-1100
for an appointment & prices

Planting Service

Let Behnke's Professional Planting Service take care of your yard clean-up. Our trained crews will weed and clean the garden, rake and remove leaves and debris, edge, mulch, and prune shrubs and low tree branches. Have trees or shrubs planted. Get the yard and gardens cleaned up and mulched. Let us do the dirty work!

Just call (301) 937-1100

Behnke Garden Club Specials

Garden Mums

A mass of color in every plant, garden mums play a huge roll in the fall landscape and container gardens. Perfect when paired with grasses, pansies, ornamental kale, calibrachoa, heuchera and alyssum.

8 inch pots reg. priced $6.99 each
4 for $19

Heuchera & Heucherella

Exciting evergreen foliage in black, purple, pink, yellow, gold, silver, green. Perfect for containers or as garden accents. Grow with a few hours of sun in the morning, in soil that drains well after rainstorms.

reg. priced $13.99 and up
Sale 25% off
Must be a Behnke Garden Club member to get this special price.
To join, just Sign Up Here! It's FREE!

Holland Bulbs Have Arrived!
This week look for our
Extra Large "Loose" Bulbs

Loose means individual bulbs NOT in packages. Now you can choose as few or as many as you need to bring your landscape to life next spring.

Extra Large Loose Tulips Bulbs
reg. price 79¢ each

Extra Large Loose Daffodil Bulbs
reg. price $1.19 each

Extra Large Loose Paperwhite Bulbs
These are used for indoor forcing
reg. price 99¢ each

NOW 25% off
Buy 2 Get 1 FREE

Need I say more? It's the perfect time to plant and now you can add loads of color to your spring landscape at a great price. Azaleas are reliable evergreens that make great foundation plants with the bonus of big color, like showy clouds drifting across your landscape! Remember to keep space in mind when choosing varieties, some azaleas grow rather large and others are compact and grow more slowly.
reg. priced $24.99 and up

Our Holiday Lighting provides professional installation of Brite Ideas lighting products. This full-service approach to holiday lighting includes installation, removal, storage and maintenance of your lights. Behnke's Holiday Lighting staff is always here to help you with your selection or answer of any your questions.

Contact Bill Mann This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and find out just how easy & beautiful this can be. More info here....
Calling All Chili Cooks

Want to try your hand at a competition chili? You can pit your culinary skills against other seasoned cooks at Behnke's 7th Annual Officially Sanctioned Chili Cook-Off. Maybe you'd like to enter under your business or club name? Email Stephanie Fleming at for the official details.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Saturday, October 4th - 10am to 4pm

  • 11-11:45 Enjoy the Antics of Captain All Star, Magician at Large
  • 12 noon Chili Tasting begins (proceeds from tasting kits benefits the Beltsville Rotary Club)
  • Noon to 3pm bring the kids to the Fall Fun Area for Free Games and Face Painting
Plus.....a BIG Raffle & Craft Beer Tasting to benefit the Beltsville Rotary, farm fresh apples, a McCutcheon's Salsa Tasting, and the Women's Community Club of Beltsville with Cornbread (and Tums - just in case).

Fall Bonsai Classes w/ Ducky Hong

Beginning AND Advanced classes starting Saturday, October 4.

Visit for information and to sign up. Classes will not be offered again untill Spring 2015.

FREE Talk - Your Edible Garden: Reviewing your harvest & planning for next year
w/ Carol Allen

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 4 & 5
10 am & 1 pm each day

Join Carol as she offers timely tips each month and explains how you could get the most from your edible garden. ALL questions are welcomed.

National Capital Area Chapter of the Gesneriad Society presents - Gesneriads go to the Movies

Saturday, October 4th & Sunday, October 5th

Gesneriads Show & Sale
FREE to the general public!

1pm to 5 pm Show & Sale

For more information, visit

Events, Workshops & Activities 2014
Location: Beltsville
Date: Saturday, February 25th
Time: 1 pm
Cost: FREE
Speaker: Carol Allen, Horticulturist
Limit: 35 people

There’s nothing tastier and healthier than home grown vegetables. Learn how to extend the life of your garden with these cool customers. Find out what to grow in he early spring and how to care for it. Now get out there and grow!

TALK: Watering and Irrigation: Conserving Water in the Garden
Location: Beltsville
Date: Saturday, February 25th
Time: 2 pm
Cost: FREE
Speaker: Carol Allen, Horticulturist
Limit: 35 people

Be an efficient waterer! Find out about the methods that will help you conserve.

Q&A: Pruning Demonstration: Spring Maintenance
Location: Potomac
Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 25th & 26th
Time: 1 pm

Learn proper pruning techniques. Part or all of the demonstration may be conducted outside. Please wear proper attire.

WORKSHOP: Build a Terrarium
Location: Beltsville
Date: Sunday, February 26th
Time: 11 am
Cost: $40/person
Speaker: Carol Allen, Horticulturist
Limit: 12 people

Make a garden in miniature that’s much easier to care for than its larger counterpart and more versatile, but just as attractive.

Behnkes Best Grass Mix

The first step to proper seeding is to choose a superior grass seed mix.

Our Behnke Best Grass Seed Mix contains recommended turfgrass cultivars that perform well in our region. Read our article on Earth-Friendly Lawn Care Basics.

Orchid Diagnostic Clinic

Orchid Diagnostic & Re-Potting Clinic
with Carol Allen

In Beltsville: October 11,12 & 13
(9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Bring in your orchids and ask Carol for her advice! For a minimal fee she will expertly repot your plants.

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