Behnke Nurseries would like to start a new section here called Show'N Tell. Remember as kids when you could share your most prized possession at school during Show 'N Tell? What we would like is for you to send us your favorite photos of your garden, plants or that special tree you planted. Share your vegetable garden successes with the Behnke family. Add a short description of what your photo is about. Send your photos to
Photos by Coriolana Simon at Behnke Nurseries, Fall 2010 and Winter 2011.
Photos by Doug Simon at Behnke Nurseries, Fall 2010.
Photos taken by Jean B. at Behnkes Photo Safari May 2009. Photos include the instructor, Geraniums, Rose, Caladium and Pottery.
C. Lee's garden. Roses, Iris, Clematis.
John M. (Buckey)
Set-up for Belgian Giant Tomato - 9ft tall. May 2009.
Taken during a Washington Photo Safari workshop on shooting flowers at Behnke's Nursery in Beltsville, MD.
People with bird feeders are always battling the squirrels, little gluttons that they are (the squirrels, I mean). One solution is a squirrel-proof birdfeeder. Squirrels don't have a complicated job description, but, along with "run out in front of cars, eek! eek! eek!", "eat birdseed" is pretty much at the top of the list, so they are always looking for a way to defeat the squirrel proof (or squirrel resistant) bird feeders.
This little guy beat the system by actually getting inside the wire squirrel guard, gorging on seed, and getting stuck inside the feeder. As I approached, he limbered up and got back out through the wire mesh, the only squirrel ever to defeat this feeder in my garden.
Photos taken by Mark J. Ratner at Behnke Nurseries Beltsville.
I have purchased almost exclusively at Behnke's over the 14+ years we have lived in our home. I have attached a few pictures of my garden in bloom, the first of which was taken in June last year, featuring Jacob Kline and Raspberry monarda, purple cone flowers, pink astilbe, gray lambs ear, hosta and purple heuchera. The two young dogwoods (from Behnke's, of course) behind the tall oak were planted to replace two very old ones which were destroyed when our community sustained a "micro-burst" mini-hurricane in July 2006. You'll see a little friend (a squirrel!) sitting atop the fence, just over the miscanthus grass.
The second couple pictures are of my May garden, taken last weekend on Mother's Day. Featured is an ancient white azalea, several stands of iris (sorry, these were from White Flower Farm, which I like second best to Behnke's), and purple alliums I planted at the feet of a circle of Krossa Regal hosta! Kitty sculpture purchased at Behnke's (notice he moved from last June to this May!).
The first photo is Sonja, Roland and William Behnke in the early 1940's. The second photo is Rose Behnke cashiering in Beltsville Md October 1963. The third photo is of Albert & Rose Behnke's home in Burtonsville, MD. In their retirement, they prided themselves in their many gardens and had test gardens where they grew different plants to see how they performed before selling them at the nursery.