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Japanese Maples

A Garden Centerpiece

Japanese Maples make great additions to your landscape because they come in an array of sizes and leaf colors.

Full sun to part shade in well-drained soil will keep them happy. On some varieties, leaves can change color up to three times during the growing season -– spring, summer and fall. Plants are long-lived and only get better with age.

average prices $44.99 & up
(more unique varieties
will start at $89.99 & up

Spring Vegetables


Broccoli - Broccolini - Brussels Sprouts - Cabbage - Cauliflower - Celery - Collards - Kale - Kohlrabi - Pak Choi - Variety of Lettuces

4 & 6 packs

reg. price - $3.29 - $4.29

4.5" pots
reg. priced - $2.99

While Supplies Last

Sale 25% off

Potato Sets

Potato Sets
NOW 20% off

reg. priced $3.99 & up

Boxed and bagged, many are even certified organic! Just think, this year you could be harvesting farm fresh potatoes from your own garden.


Rhododendrons, the gems of the woodland garden, they bring riots of color to the spring and early summer garden.

This spring, we have a great selection to suit your needs. Given protection from deer, part shade and well-drained soil, they'll settle-in happily for decades. If you prefer natives, we will have a couple local evergreen species and plenty of our deciduous native azaleas to add fragrance and wildlife benefit to your garden.

2 to 5 gallon pots
priced $34.99 - $89.99

Tree Peonies

In white, red, yellow, maroon and pink, these blooms are larger than garden peonies and put on quite a show in mid to late May. Unlike garden peonies, tree peonies are small shrubs, so they do not require staking.

They will average around 3 foot tall although given time, they can grow larger. These plants are easy to grow, hard to find, and simply beautiful in bloom and out!

priced from
$67.99 to $84.99

Garden Art

Garden Art
FOR 2015

Glass, Bio-Luminaries, & More! - Add a little art to the garden this year

With big blooms in so many different colors, today's geraniums would blow the bloomers off your Grandmother's garden. Perfect for sunny gardens and containers, geraniums pair well with vinca vine, bacopa, spikes lobelia, dusty miller and/or asparagus fern for added color and texture. For best results plant in well-drained soil and allow for good air circulation.

Take advantage of our early bird special, but in case of frost be ready to protect your tender annuals.

reg. priced $4.99 & up
Sale 20% off

Behnke Garden Club Specials

Talavera Sun

A gorgeous wall hanging for indoors or out. Choose from 3 sizes.

reg. price $87.99 & up
Sale 25% off

Basil (Herb)

2.5" pot reg. 3.29

Sale 25% off

Click here for a Pesto Recipe
for your fresh basil
(a.k.a Pinks)

Charming, tough and mostly evergreen foliage, distasteful to deer, easy to grow, works well in containers as well as in the ground - this sun loving, spring bloomer clearly has a lot going for it. Some are tall, some are small, and there’s a wide range of colors. We are sure you will find one that will make you happy.

Sale 25% off
Must be a Behnke Garden Club member to get this special price
Forced Hydrangeas & Indoor Azaleas
Blooming Now in our Greenhouses

These plants are forced to bloom so that you can have beautiful flowers in your house while the weather is still chilly outdoors. For now, keep them indoors and enjoy the show. Place in an eastern or western facing window, and keep plants moist but not swampy.

Plant Hydrangeas outside
(in the ground permanently)
at the end of April.

Plant Indoor Azaleas in a larger pot and place outside at the end of April and bring back inside in the fall.

6 inch pots reg.priced $24.99
now only $14.99
(That's 40% off!)

Deciduous Azaleas

Most gardeners are very familiar with azaleas as spring blooming evergreens, but what you may not know is how many lovely deciduous azaleas grow well here and how much more color they can add to a year round garden. Many are natives or native hybrids; some are of Asian origin, but most will give you great shades of burgundy, red, orange or gold fall leaf color and flowers ranging from white, pink and red to the more surprising orange and yellow. Many of our native selections are also wonderfully fragrant, and several don't even bloom until summer, extending the azalea season quite nicely.
priced $34.99 & up

Visit Our World of Dahlias

Behnke’s Carries Over
100 varieties
of Packaged Dahlia Tubers

Given a sunny location with rich well drained soil, these are one of the easiest flowers to grow. Choose from a myriad of flower colors and plant heights.

reg priced $4.99 and up
Sale 20% off
Lawn and Garden Fertilizer Sale

Now 20% off
Click here for details

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Bonsai Auction - Sponsored by the Baltimore Bonsai Club - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Date: April 18th
Time: 9-10am - Pick up your Bidding Number
Time: 10am - Auction

Bid on all kinds of Bonsai materials from beautiful plants to bonsai equipment and materials. Needless to say, this event will be full of bonsai enthusiasts from beginners to experts, so if you are interested in the art of bonsai, stop by, have fun and bring your questions.

GARDEN TALK - My Favorite Flowers: Benefits for Adding Perennial - & Annual Flowers to Your Garden
w/ Christopher Lewis

Date: April 18 - 11am

Join Christopher as he explains how to add long lasting beauty and interest to your yard. Also learn how to control insect pests naturally and attract butterflies and pollinators by planting flowers.

Potomac Rose Society Meeting

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 pm

Did you know that before most fertilizer can be taken up by a rose, the fertilizer must be acted upon by soil microbes? What are these microbes, where do they live, where can we get them, and what can we do to help them help us? Kevin Johnson of Natural Alternatives will speak to us about soil, soil health, and microbial action. Learn how to increase the beneficial microbes in our soil and to so in an organic or natural process.  Hope to see you there!

Join the National Capital Area Chapter of the Gesneriad Society for a talk
All About Two Rarely Grown Terrarium Plants: Gasteranthus & Gesneria

Date: Sunday, April 19, 10:30 am

Two rarely seen or grown genera of Gesneriads are the Gesneria and the Gasteranthus. Jim Roberts will talk about how to grow and propagate them. They really aren’t hard, and given the right conditions can be very floriferous with less care than almost any other plant you grow.  Terrarium culture takes all the guesswork out of supplying the right conditions. For more information on the Gesneriad Society and its events, visit

Orchid Diagnostic Clinic

Orchid Diagnostic & Re-Potting Clinic
with Carol Allen

May 9th & 10th - (9:30am - 4:30pm)

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

Blue Crab Bay Snacks

Try some of our Blue Crab Bay®
Nuts, Snacks
Seasonings & Soup

Behnke's 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

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

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