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Start your plants off right with
100% biodegradable, natural, sustainable, and made from recycled material! Now there's no need for plastic pots, and you can plant the CowPot® directly in the ground when your seedling is mature. PLUS, they're made in the U.S.A. by happy cows from their dairy.

priced $5.49 and up

Nuttery Birdfeeders

The Nuttery Birdfeeders For when you want to feed the birds, not the squirrels.

These beautifully designed feeders are built of sturdy construction and have been thwarting squirrels for over 20 years.

reg. price $34.99 & up

Take a look at just a few of our Bird Feeders!

New to our Shelves

Harts Seeds

Hart Seeds is the oldest seed company in the USA that is still owned by the same family that founded it in Wethersfield, CT, in 1892.

These seeds are ...

* Untreated
* NOT genetically engineered
* Suitable for organic use

They are seeds that you can feel safe growing fresh vegetables, flowers and herbs from.

Lake Valley Seeds

Grow your garden with Lake Valley Seed and discover their high quality and wide variety of unique flower, vegetable, and herb seeds, available since 1985.

  • Carefully selected seed from growers around the world
  • Untreated seed; does not contain GMOs
  • Organic & heirloom seeds available

Botanical Interest Seed

Why Our Product is Unique

At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you so that you can create beautiful and prolific gardens.

Not only is the seed inside our packets the highest quality available, our packets are designed to give you the information you need to be a more successful gardener!
  • Heirloom seed varieties
  • A large selection of USDA Certified Organic seed varieties
  • All our seed is untreated
  • No GMOs - We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants

White Lady -• Red Lady -• Merlin -• Tiffany -• Pink Frost
Pacific Frost - Pink Parachutes - Penny’s Pink
Royal Heritage Strain -• Snow Dance -• Jacob

Hellebores are the high fashion of the perennial plant world. They are distinctive, elegant, and alluring in their fortitude and beauty. Hellebores are tough. They typically begin blooming in either January or February at a time when spring seems so very far away. They have thick, leathery, evergreen leaves that are highly unpalatable to deer and rabbits. And for all of these reasons, we think everyone should have at least one variety in their garden.

We now have some of the more unusual varieties, and they are on SALE. But we warn you, once you start collecting, it’s hard to stop.
Behnke Garden Club Specials
Our New Shipment of Talavera Pottery Just Arrived!

Garden Club Members enjoy an
Early Bird SALE! 15% off

Must be a Behnke Garden Club member to get this special price.
Fruit Trees & Berry Bushes
— Make it a Fruitful Year!

It doesn’'t get better than this! Fresh fruit grown in your own yard. Tuck blueberries into the landscape, grapes along the fence, dwarf and semi-dwarf fruit trees throughout the yard.

apples -• peaches •- pears •- cherries • persimmons - figs -• grapes -• raspberries • blueberries •- blackberries - chestnuts • nectarines -• apricots -• plums -• pecans

Fruit Trees $64.99 & up
Berry Bushes $27.99 & up

Fairy Primrose

Among our classic, brightly colored Primrose is a standout, the Fairy Primrose (Primula malacoides). It is taller than our other primrose with clusters of smaller flowers perched on stems and growing above the foliage. In white and shades of lavender and pink, the flowers will last longest if you keep the plant in a cool room with good light.

4½ pots, priced $5.49 each

This Makes Sweet Scents

Want a plant that smells terrific? Try a Gardenia, Jasmine or Stephanotis. The beautiful flowers on each of these plants are sweetly perfumed.

Gardenias priced $24.99 & up
Jasmine 6" pot priced $19.99 each
Stephanotis 5" pot priced $29.99 each

Brighten Someone's Day with Flowers
(Even Your Own)

Ranunculus form bright, colorful rosette flowers
and prefer a cool room, 60-68°F.
6" pots, priced $8.99

Cineraria have clusters of bright daisy flowers.
A cool room (60-68°F) will prolong blooming.
6" pots, priced $5.49

Upcoming Workshops & Events

GARDEN TALK - Your Edible Garden: Starting from Seed & Planting Spring Vegetables - w/ Carol Allen

Date: March 7 - 11am and March 8 - 1pm

Carol will show you how to properly get your seeds off to a good start and what it will take to grow strong healthy plants. She will also go over the pros and cons of buying already started seedlings and what to get in early! Think potatoes, onions and more....

WORKSHOP - Bonsai Class w/ Master Ducky Hong - Advanced Workshop - Bonsai 301

Date: March 7 (12 sessions)
Time: 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $300 per person, plus the cost of plants, pots, & materials

Pre-requisite: Beginner Bonsai Workshop, or by permission of Ducky. Structure: Working with Ducky, you will design one or more projects that you will continue on your own, with one-on-one instruction and guidance. Registration Required.

Friends of Brookside Gardens Orchid Show & Sale - Sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens & Rock Creek Orchid Club

Date: March 14 & 15 - 9am - 5pm

Open to the public. Vibrant orchid display by the Rock Creek Orchid Club. Orchids and merchandise from top area growers. Repotting for a nominal fee by Carol Allen. Advice from Experts.

Stop for lunch at Linda's Luncheonette
11:30am - 2:30pm

"Gourmet Comfort Food on Wheels" in Behnke's parking area

Spring Blooming Camellias

Spring Blooming Camellias
A Garden Classic

Singles, doubles and semi-doubles, Camellias grace the spring garden with substantial beauty. When you plant early, mid and late spring bloomers alongside azaleas, daffodils and tulips, they create quite a show.

3 gallon pots
priced $42.99 each

Blue Crab Bay Snacks

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

Orchid Diagnostic Clinic

Orchid Diagnostic & Re-Potting Clinic
with Carol Allen

Date: March 14 & 15 - 9am - 5pm

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

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

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

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