Sod Availability


SOD ARRIVES
ON 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.

Featured Floral Special


Spring Sunrise

Spring arrives bringing promises of many things we love, warmer days, welcome showers, singing birds, and gentle sunrises. The Behnke Florist brings the colors of a spring sunrise... Read More

Jack's Plant Food

Grow professionally with Jacks Classic®. Completely water soluble, so that fertilizer nutrients dissolve completely. All the micronutrients and trace elements are in a balanced ratio for optimum plant growth.

Choose from......

  • All Purpose
  • Bloom Booster
  • Orchid Special
  • Houseplant Special
  • Palm
  • Acid Special
  • Petunia FeED
  • Citrus FeED
  • Hydrangea Blue ClassiCote
  • ClassiCote w/Crystal Green 

reg. price $6.99-$24.99
Sale 20% off

Espoma Bulb-tone


Espoma Bulb-tone
is a premium plant food formulated specifically for
bulbs and tubers

Bulb-tone is rich in bone meal and other natural organics, and also contains Bio-tone®, a blend of beneficial microbes that enhance the plant food to ensure superior plant growth.

Bulb-tone feeds slowly, safely, and will provide a long lasting food reservoir to ensure superior results.

Espoma Bulb-tone

reg. priced $7.99-$19.99
Sale 20% off

Hummingbird Feeders


April 15th is Tax Day...be ready for Hummingbirds! Males normally arrive first and scout out territories rich in food.

Setting out feeders now will attract the males to your area. Many of our feeders are made from sturdy glass which is not only beautiful but easy to clean.

Tip - For a healthy feeder...
Remember to change the nectar often to prevent mold & bacteria build up.

reg. priced $8.99-$35.99
Sale 20% off

Vertical Gardens

Way2Gro Vertical Garden

Welcome to a whole new way to grow fresh herbs and greens 365 days a year. Available in 6 colors (crimson, jade, mocha, onyx, sand, & slate).
  • Hidden reservoir reduces watering frequency.
  • Planting posts aerate roots.
  • Plants thrive near any well-lit window.
reg.price $24.99 each
Sale 20% off



More WEEKLY SPECIALS on Page 2


Eastern Redbud - A beautiful, native, understory tree, the eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) fits into small areas and shows off in the spring with multitudes of tiny pink flowers.
reg. price $84.99 and up
Sale 25% off

Behnke Garden Club Specials
 
Phlox - A Native Beauty

Phlox have made their way around the garden to fill many different niches: tall phlox, creeping phlox, woodland phlox. They are a colorful addition to the perennial garden.

reg. priced $6.99 & 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!

Natives... for a naturally beautiful yard.

Native plants are critical for the environment. Many serve as food sources for native insects, which in turn are food sources for birds and other animals, ah the circle of life! Unfortunately, most native insects are unable to feed on non-native plants. So, to keep that circle going, it is critical that gardeners include native plants in their landscapes. Furthermore, since native plants are well adapted to our local climate and native soil, they will require less care than many non-natives.

When you shop at Behnke's, pick up our free Behnke BaySafe® Plants brochure. The plants listed are not only great for the environment but also offer ornamental qualities; attractive flowers, fruits, foliage and bark. So, you can improve the environment around your home and beautify your garden at the same time.
Virginia Sweetspire (Itea)
A spring-blooming flowering shrub, this native gets fantastic fall foliage color and is great for wildlife or rain gardens, or any planting in which you’d like multiple seasons of interest.
reg. priced $29.99 and up
Sale 25% off
Ninebark (Physocarpus)
Now in several juicy colors, these native flowering shrubs boast white spring flowers,
red seeds, peeling bark and leaves in shades
of bronze, plum-chocolate (now that's an odd flavor), amber and copper.
reg. priced $17.99 and up
Sale 25% off
Inkberry (Ilex glabra)
Our most cold-hardy evergreen holly, these spineless shrubs are great foundation plants that also serve as rain garden candidates, hedges for minimal pruning, and in native gardens.
reg. priced $37.99 and up
Sale 25% off
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

Multi- or single-stemmed small trees, these white-flowering natives bloom in the spring, ripen delicious purple berries in summer (much to songbird's delight), and get orange and golden fall foliage.

Smooth gray bark
gives them a pleasing winter look and they are good candidates for rain gardens and understory plantings near taller shade trees.

reg. priced $89.99 and up
sale 25% off

(Save $25 with the Tree Rebate from The Maryland Department of Natural Resources)

Crossvine (Bignonia)

On the fence in our 'big evergreens' area is a native Crossvine (Bignonia 'Dragon Lady'). It's a beauty! The big red-orange blooms appear in late spring and are a good source of nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies. In additional, it's deer resistant and excellent for screening.
priced $64.99

Lily & Gladiolus Bulbs

(in packages)

Prepare for a spectacular summer with these blooming beauties in your garden. Big flowers and lots of color. To extend the gladiolus bloom time, stagger your planting through the spring and look for early, mid and late season varieties. Shop NOW for your best selection

reg. priced $3.99-$10.99
Sale 20% off

Talavera Pottery


Beautiful, hand-painted in Mexico. These pieces are so colorful and unique that each year we look forward to seeing what new pieces our buyer has 'in store' for us.



Behnke Nurseries Welcomes Walpole Outdoors
Located inside our Potomac store

Come see our new Walpole Outdoors display. It features classic handcrafted fence, pergolas with retractable canopies, arbors, mail and lantern posts, trellis, lattice panels and more. In your choice of low maintenance cellular PVC or natural wood.
Take advantage of our Special Early Spring Savings.


(Click on coupon for a printable size)
 

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Discover Rain Gardens & How to Design Your Own

Location: Beltsville Store,
Date: Sat. April 26 & Sun. April 27
Time: 10 am and 1 pm each day
Cost: FREE

Get the dirt on rain gardens: how to create one and why they are so important. Check with your county, you may be eligible for a rain garden REBATE.

It's Veggie & Herb Time w/ Christopher Lewis

Location: Potomac Store
Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 1pm
Cost: FREE

Discover the world of vegetables and herbs for a summer garden. The month of May is the time to begin planting tomatoes, peppers, squash, and tender herbs for the summer garden. Christopher will offer 'how to get the garden started' tips and planting methods. Handouts will be provided.

Your Edible Garden 'May' w/ Carol Allen

Planting your vegetable garden - getting down and dirty. Find out what you should be doing in the garden this month and then get ready for hands-on activity.

session 1: May 3, 10am
session 2: May 3, 1pm
session 3: May 4, 10am
session 4: May 4, 1pm
(all sessions are FREE & cover same content)

Make a Blooming Porch Pot w/ Carol Allen

Location: Beltsville Store
Date: Sat. May 10 & Sun. May 11
Time: Anytime between 10 am & 3 pm
Cost: Just pay the price of the pot and plants you pick out

Carol will guide you through the process of making a stunning porch pot.

CHILDREN'S FREE ACTIVITY
Plant a Flowering Pot for Mom for children 10 yrs and younger

Location: Beltsville Store
Date: Saturday May 10
Time: 11 am to 3 pm

Choose an annual plant from our special group and plant it in an eco-friendly coco-fiber pot. Then decorate a card for that special 'Mom' in your life. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

HGTV Annuals Collection

Available in our BELTSVILLE store. The wonderful folks at HGTV® have designed these special annual combos in baskets & containers to make life beautifully easy for you.

You can choose from.....
  • Ready-To-Go Hanging Baskets and Stylish Containers full of pre-mixed annual combinations that will knock your socks off. priced $44.99 and up
  • Bright and beautiful pre-mixed annual combination containers that are ready for you to drop into your own hanging baskets or favorite planters. 1 gallon pots priced $14.99 and up
  • Individual pots of annuals just like the ones in the big combo pots so that you can mix and match to make your own container garden. 1 quart pots priced $6.49 and up

Vegetables & Herbs for Summer

They are starting to arrive!

So far we have over 50 varieties of herbs and some tomato and pepper varieties. More varieties and other vegetables will arrive in the weeks to come. Want a quick raised bed? Try making a rectangle/square with cinder blocks. Fill the center and cinder block holes with soil. Plant vegetables in the center and herbs in the cinder block holes.

Vegetable plants priced $2.19 and up
Herb plants priced $3.29 and up

Orchid & Heritage Plant Clinic

Orchid & Heritage Plants Diagnostic & Re-Potting Clinic
with Carol Allen


In Beltsville: Saturday, May 17
In Potomac: Sunday, May 18
(9:30 am - 4:30 pm)

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

Behnkes Planting Service

Let Behnke's Professional Planting Service take care of your spring 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.

Discover How Carefree Spring Could Be.
Just call (301) 937-1100

Behnkes 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.  

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

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