Special Events, Talks, Workshops, Demonstrations & Classes


NOW Until MAY, 2015

There's always something happening at Behnke's!

To register for a workshop or talk, call our store, or click on the links below
Beltsville: 301-937-1100

Free Talks Sign Up Form (pre-registration requested)

Workshop Registrations Signup Online



MAY


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.

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 a Kitchen Herb Garden - 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.




COMING UP....

Look for more Summer Events to be added soon!
In the meantime, here are a few events to mark on the calendar



JUNE


GARDEN TALK - Your Edible Garden Talks: Summer Care & Succession Planting - Keep the Garden Growing

Date: June 6, 11am and
Date: June 7, 1pm

Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday June 6th - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month (except July)
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class.  (Materials provided)  


SAVE THE DATE - June 6th

Our 2015 Garden Party Flyer

5th Annual Garden Party - to benefit the friends of Brookside Gardens


Date: Saturday, June 6th
Time: 9am to 3pm

Chat with representatives from local Garden Clubs & Plant Societies

GARDEN TALKS:
  • Winning the War Against Weeds (9-10) w/ Carol Allen, certified horticulturist
  • Your Edible Garden (11-12:30) w/ Carol Allen, certified horticulturist
  • Grow Your Best Tasting Tomatoes EVER! (1:30-3) sponsored by Espoma┬« Organic w/ Mike McGrath, organic gardening expert & WTOP radio personality
  • Book Signing w/ author Alison Gillespie, Hives in the City
  • Raffle (9-3)
  • Plant Swap (9-10:45)
  • Wine Tasting (1-3)
  • Special Guest Vendors
  • Reps from Community Forklift

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic

Date: June 13 & 14, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Father's Day Tool Sharpening*

Date: June 20 & 21, 11am to 3pm

*excludes mower and saw blades; Limit 3 tools per customer.

Gardening Basics*: Aquatic Gardening

Date: June 20, 10am

*A New Monthly Lecture Series covering basic gardening information for all levels from novice to 'greenthumb'. This is a good opportunity to brush up on current information and ask questions.

Watch for Behnke's Summer Series Evening Gardening Talks

Starting mid June and going through July, on Saturdays 3:30 to 5pm

As the heat of the summer day wanes, sit back with a cool drink while members of our staff relate information about their favorite gardening topics.



JULY


Your Edible Garden Talks: Summer Challenges in the Edible Garden - Any Problems

July 4, 11am and June 5, 1pm

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic

July 11 & 12, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Gardening Basics *: Pest Control - Healthy Practices

July 18, 10am

* A New Monthly Lecture Series covering basic gardening information for all levels from novice to 'greenthumb'. This is a good opportunity to brush up on current information and ask questions.

Watch for Behnke's Summer Series Evening Gardening Talks

Starting mid June and going through July, on Saturdays 3:30 to 5pm

As the heat of the summer day wanes, sit back with a cool drink while members of our staff relate information about their favorite gardening topics.



AUGUST


Back to School Month - School Supply Drive

Between August 1 & August 14,

Drop off school supplies (see list of supplies on at www.behnkes.com or in store) to share with the community. We are working in conjunction with Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Cedar Lane to fill backpacks for students.

Your Edible Garden Talks: Harvesting & Storing Today's Crops; Staring a New Seed Season

August 1, 11am & again August 2, 1pm

Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday August 1st - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class.  (Materials provided)


Fresh Fest


Saturday, August 15

Learn about Cannin & Jammin, enter the BIG Vegetable Contest, find out about raising chickens and bees in your backyard, Door Prizes, and MORE

Orchid Diagnostic & Repotting Clinic

August 8 & 9, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Gardening Basics *: Lawns - Start NOW!

August 15, 10am and August 16, 1pm

*A New Monthly Lecture Series covering basic gardening information for all levels from novice to 'greenthumb'. This is a good opportunity to brush up on current information and ask questions.



SEPTEMBER



Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday September 5th - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class.  (Materials provided)


Gardener's Night Out September 18



OCTOBER

Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday October 3rd - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class.  (Materials provided)


Children's Fall Play area October 3 thru 31

National Capital Orchid Society (NCOS) Fall Show & Sale Oct. 10, 11, & 12

Halloween Hunt (ages 10 and younger) October 24 & 25



NOVEMBER


Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday November 7th - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class.  (Materials provided)


Children's Christmas Play area November 21 thru December 24

Christmas Open House November 21



DECEMBER


Bonsai Beginner (Hands-on class)

Date: Saturday December 5th - 1-day classes are held the 1st Saturday of every month.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $65/person, materials provided

With a focus on care and maintenance learn all the basics of bonsai design. Select a tree, learn how to prune, transplant, landscape with rocks, and discover what the art of bonsai is all about as you create your very own bonsai to take home. This is a fully inclusive class.  (Materials provided)


Children's Christmas Play area November 21 thru December 24


 

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