Special Events, Talks, Workshops, Demonstrations & Classes

January - June 2014

Download our PDF flyer here - There's always something happening at Behnke's!

To register for a workshop or talk, call the store listed for the event or click on the links below
Beltsville: 301-937-1100 or Potomac: 301-983-9200

Free Talks Sign Up Form (pre-registration requested)

Workshop Registrations Signup Online



2014 Orchid & Heritage Plants Diagnostic & Re-Potting Clinic with Carol Allen

Carol is expanding her work with orchid diagnostics to include "*Heritage Plants". Carol is a teacher at heart (and in life) and wants to help you understand how to best care for your special plants. Carols advice is always FREE. Just bring in the plants you are concerned about. She will tell you how to resolve problems, and, for a minimal fee, she will expertly re-pot them, showing you how.

* Heritage plants are ones that may need specialized care or may have been in a family for a very long time. A few examples: African Violets (and other Gesneriads), Christmas Cactus, Succulents, Begonias.

(Remember to protect your indoor plants from the cold when transporting them in winter. A paper bag gives better insulation than plastic.)

Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

In Beltsville

May 17, Saturday
June 14, Saturday
June 15, Sunday
In Potomac

April 19, Saturday
April 20, Sunday
May 18, Sunday
June 21, Saturday
June 22, Sunday

We are excited to welcome Chef Cole to Behnke's!

Once a month, he will perform an in-store cooking demonstration for us, using fresh herbs and vegetables!

His first demonstration will be on April 19 at our Beltsville location at 9am! So save the date, grab a friend and plan on having a fun time while you watch Chef Cole create his amazing dish of White Bean & Tuna Salad with Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Infused Oil! Call 301-937-1100 to sign up, or sign up here

How to Plan Your Landscape
by KalyxGreen Landscaping

Location: Beltsville Store
Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: 10 am & again at 1pm
Cost: FREE
Discover Rain Gardens & Learn How to Design Your Own

Location: Beltsville
Date: April 26 & 27
Time: 10 am & again at 1pm each day

Get the dirt on rain gardens: how to create one and why they are so important. Check with your county to discover if you could qualify for a rebate if you install one.

Your Edible Garden w/ Carol Allen

Location: Beltsville
Date: May 3 & 4
Time: 10 am & again at 1 pm each day

Join Carol as she offers timely tips each month and explains how you could get the most from your edible garden. ALL questions are welcomed, and after class take part in a Free activity.

It’s Veggie & Herb time! – with Christopher Lewis

Location: Potomac Store
Date: Saturday May 3
Time: 1pm

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 and planting methods.
Make a Blooming Porch Pot

Location: Beltsville
Date: May 10 & 11
Time: Drop by any time between 10 am & 3 pm
COST: Just pay the price of the pot and plants you pick out for your creation.

Carol will help you make a stunning porch pot.

What do Butterflies Like: Learn How to Design Your Own Butterfly Garden

Location: Beltsville
Date: May 24 & 25
10 am & again at 1 pm each day

Discover how to put out the "welcome" mat for butterflies by creating a new garden or adding to an existing garden.

Book Signing: Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise Between the Sidewalk and the Curb with award winning author Evelyn J. Hadden

Location: Beltsville
Date: May 31
Time: 10:30 am

The unused spaces next to curbs and alongside driveways get a second look in this comprehensive guide. Featuring inspirational gardens and a dictionary of curbside-worthy plants, this book will help you tackle the challenges involved in planting these spaces and achieve a beautiful curbside garden!

Your Edible Garden w/ Carol Allen

Location: Beltsville
Date: May 31 & June 1
Time: 10 am & again at 1 pm each day

Join Carol as she offers timely tips each month and explains how you could get the most from your edible garden. ALL questions are welcomed, and after class take part in a Free activity.

Garden Party to benefit the Friends of Brookside Gardens

Location: Beltsville
Date: June 7
Time: 9 am to 3 pm

It's a party loaded with garden fresh fun...
  • Chat with representatives from garden clubs and plant societies
  • Garden Talks (10 am & 1pm)
  • Plant Swap (limit 2 plants per person) (11am)
  • BIG raffe (9 am to 2 pm)
  • Wine tasting (1 to 3 pm)
  • Door Prizes
  • Live Harp Music by Jim Dronenburg

Make a Simple Aquatic Porch Pot

Location: Beltsville
Date: June 28 & 29
Time: Drop by any time between 10 am & 3 pm
COST: Just pay the price of the pot and plants you pick out for your creation.

Carol will help you make a stunning porch pot.

 

Store Hours & Directions

Beltsville Store - 11300 Baltimore Avenue Beltsville, MD 20705 - 301-937-1100
Potomac Store - 9545 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 - 301-983-9200
Behnkes Florist - 9545 River Road Potomac, MD 20854 - 301-983-4400
Planting Service - Beltsville: 301-937-1100 - Potomac: 301-983-9200

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