Sod Availability

Sod Arrives Friday!

Next Shipment of Sod is Expected Friday, May 22nd

Sod is cut weekly & delivered on Fridays for the weekend, weather permitting, so it's always a good idea to check with us before your visit.


Calibrachoas &
Wave Petunias

Both calibrachoas and Wave petunias are the perfect 'fillers' for both gardens and containers providing masses of beautiful color in a sunny location. In fact, you can even mix them for fun. These are carefree plants that slowly spread but can easily be pinched back and kept in control.

Both plants
4" pots priced $4.99 each

Tropical Ferns

Tropical Ferns

Hanging from porches, sitting on railing posts, nestled in urns along a walkway, tropical ferns always make a home look friendly and inviting in the summer. They are easy to care for, just check them each morning to see if they need water and place them in an area with filtered sun and good air circulation.

Kimberly Queen Fern
(upright habit)

Boston Fern Hanging Basket
(arching habit)

10 inch pot reg. priced $24.99
Sale $5 off

Mandevilla Vines

Reliable, summer loving Mandevilla vines are just as happy to hang out on the deck waiting for a party as they are to greet friends on the front porch. Available in red, pink, and white.

10 inch pot priced $39.99
Sale $10 off

You will need a trellis for these vining beauties. We suggest a Casa Verde trellis.

Casa Verde Trellises

20% Off!

Available in White, Cedar, Redwood, Lime, Blue, Rose, and Violet

6ft fan & ladder styles

plastic composite

Looks and feels like wood

Waterproof; UV, mildew & insect resistant

Will not rot or splinter

EarthBox Kit


Organic Ready-to-Grow Gardening Kit

Sale $10 off

reg priced $59.99

In addition to our popular Green & Terra cotta colors, now available in 3 new color options: Cobalt Blue, Margarita Lime Green, & Eggplant Purple

Marylanders Plant Trees

Instant Tree Rebate
SAVE $25 at the register
from Maryland Department
of Natural Resources.

The Redbud (featured above) along with many other trees is eligible for the MD DNR tree rebate if you are planting it in Maryland. Purchase any tree from their approved list (you must spend $50 or more) and you will receive your rebate. Print out a coupon from the DNR website and bring it to Behnkes and you will receive your rebate (SAVE $25) when you purchase your tree.

All Summer Vegetable Plants Now On Sale 25% off

Okay, no more excuses! Your vegetable garden won't plant itself. If you want healthy, tasty, home-grown vegetables this summer, PLANT NOW. We've got all your basics.....
Cucumber, Eggplant, Melons, Okra, Peppers, Squash, Tomatoes - PLUS Asparagus, Rhubarb and that grafted specialty Ketchup 'n' Fries (tomatoes grafted onto potatoes)

Blooming Phalaenopsis Orchids

These beautiful orchids make
a perfect gift! And they are
surprisingly easy to care for.

6 inch pot reg. price $34.99
Sale 20% off

Behnke Garden Club Specials
Clematis Vines
Sale 25% off

Clematis aren't called 'Queen of the Vines' for nothing. A great array of flower sizes and colors, different bloom seasons and various mature heights. They look dainty but hold their own amongst other climbers such as Climbing Hydrangea, Climbing Roses or American Wisteria. Don't let the complications of different pruning styles daunt you, it's easier than it looks, and they don't all need to be pruned regularly. 'Heads in the sun, feet in the shade' is the best place to grow a Clematis (shade the roots w/mulch, perennials or a small shrub), but they will tolerate some shade and still perform quite well.
reg. priced $24.99 & up
All Astilbe
Sale 25% off

This shade-loving perennial is a true gem. They come in a host of pastel colors that electrify any shade garden. The spiky, fuzzy clusters of tiny flowers are long blooming and their soft, fluffy texture will catch your eye like steel to a magnet. They need moist soil in the shade but are otherwise carefree. Ranging in height from 8 inches to 4 feet, with some blooming in the spring and others in the late summer.
reg. priced $11.99 & up
Chives (Perennial Herb)
2.5" pot reg $3.29
Sale 25% off
Snip fresh & sprinkle on food just before serving. Can be frozen, dried chives lose flavor. Prefers full sun & moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Pick the flower heads before they mature and seed all over, these are also edible.

Pair with: eggs, fish, potatoes, salads, shellfish, soups.
Attracts Butterflies / Deer Resistant

Tarragon (Perennial Herb)
2.5" pot reg $3.29
Sale 25% off

Distinctive anise or licorice flavor. Fresh tarragon has a much more intense flavor than dried, and should be used sparingly.

Pairs with: artichokes, sauces, carrots, potatoes, eggs, fish/shellfish, mushrooms, onions, chicken, rabbit, salads, spinach, stuffings, tomatoes. Prefers full sun in the morning, dappled sun in the hot afternoon, & average, well-drained soil.
Must be a Behnke Garden Club member to get this special price

All Bee Balm (Monarda)
Sale 25% off

Plant some Bee balm now and prepare yourself for the onslaught of pollinators, butterflies, & hummingbirds to come. This native, pollinator, butterfly garden staple prefers moist soil and sun, although it will put up with a bit of shade if it has to. It starts blooming in July and if you trim back the spent flowers you may see blooms through August. No garden should be without one!
reg. priced $11.99 & up
Espoma Organic® Bio-tone Starter Plus
The 'Ultimate Starter Plant Food'

All natural fertilizer with bacteria, humates and mycorrhizae. 100% Natural & Organic.

4 lb. bag reg. price $8.99
Sale 20% off
Dwarf & Unusual Conifers
Sale 25% off

Evergreen conifers, you can make a very interesting garden just by mixing their various leaf shapes, colors, and growth habits. Conifers have leaves in the form of needles, but many are not sharp (those that are will be great deer deterrents!) and although they don't flower, the seed cones that some produce make for their own seasonal points of interest. Plus, they offer a wide range of choice.
Most prefer sun, but some will do well in shade; several are deer-resistant and all are perfect additions to a mixed border, as doorway accents or in a collection all to themselves.
Tradewinds Hibiscus
Available in orange, pink, yellow, red, and white.
Color selections vary each week.
6 inch pot priced $15.99

Hibiscus need energy to create so many gorgeous flowers. We recommend Jack's Classic water soluble Palm Food. It's low in phosphorus and high in potassium, just right for these hibiscus.
Tropical Hibiscus
in 10 inch pots
Sale $5 off

Hibiscus Tree - reg. priced $34.99
Hibiscus Bush -reg. priced $24.99

Big, beautiful plants in bright tropical colors. Perfect for a backyard oasis!

Please Note: A heavy ceramic pot will help these taller tropicals stand up on breezy days.

Thank you for your service

May 23 thru Memorial Day

All active and retired American Veterans will receive 10% off all regularly priced items. Just show your military I.D. when you check out.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Easy Herbs: Preserving And Cooking
w/ Jessica Crawford

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm

As a garden blogger for Behnkes I am excited for the opportunity to participate in the herb weekend at the nursery. As an avid gardener, herbs have played a large and essential part in my edible gardening. I plan to demonstrate and provide some recipes for my favorite ways to use fresh garden herbs. This would include preserving fresh herbs by canning and drying as well as teas and tea blends. I will also be demonstrating a couple of easy, light and bright ways to prepare fresh herbs into delicious dishes. I look forward to seeing you there!

GARDEN TALK - Growing Herbs in Containers
w/Carol Allen

Date: May 31 - Noon

Some herbs we grow in containers because they are a little invasive. Others may need to come inside during our cold winters. While still others are grown in containers because that is the space we have available. Whatever your reason, discover which herbs grow best in containers, how to combine them, and which ones may be a little temperamental. Carol will also go over what kinds of pots and soil to use, when to water, and how to overwinter.

w/Carol Allen

Date: May 31 - 2pm

Cook's have been growing fresh herbs right outside their back doors for centuries. Carol will discuss some of the most common and useful herbs to keep in a kitchen garden, which are hardy, which may be invasive, and which you will have to replant each year. She will also offer tips on plant spacing and design.

Orchid Diagnostic Clinic

Orchid Diagnostic & Re-Potting Clinic
with Carol Allen

June 13 & 14 - (9:30am - 4:30pm)

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

Fragrant Jasmine Sambac

Very Fragrant!
Jasmine Sambac
In bud & bloom!

Perfect for a deck or patio with a full sun to part shade exposure. Check each day for watering needs and fertilize regularly with an all purpose or bloom booster fertilizer. Bring indoors in the fall before the first frost.

6 inch pot reg. priced - $14.99
8 inch pot reg. priced - $24.99
10 inch pot reg. priced - $34.99

Sale 20% off

Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds
& other pollinators.

Lawn Food Sale

$5 off Lawn Food
discount off regular price of
bags 15 lbs. or larger

Check HERE for more info....

Professional 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

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 that Behnke's Garden Advisor can help you answer.

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

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