Feed the birds! Winter, especially it is important to feed your back yard friends. A bird feeder or two maybe even three will make the birds very happy and the bonus is you will be able to watch them from the compfort of your own home. Or tent as some people do.
If these walls could talk, what a story they would tell. Last year I wrote an article, These Old Walls, about finding some long-ago photos behind some office walls in a building we called DawnRose. This article will touch on the history of this building and the man behind it before Behnke Nurseries purchased it. Enjoy!
I heard last week from Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Druid Hill Park, Maryland that they were now displaying the famous Audrey II from Behnke’s at their Carnivorous Plant Display.
Great news! Helmut Jaehnigen is doing great and is back walking around after a bad fall last May.
Our staff is the best! Check out our facebook page to watch Stephanie interview employees: what they've done for the company over the years and what they plan to do after Behnke's closes. More videos are being added every day.
While it might not seem like the ideal time to come out to the garden center, our spring inventory is arriving and the excitement is building! Stephanie enjoys seeing what's new each week and dreaming of the gardens to come.
If you've ever been to our Christmas Shop, you may have noticed our line of Ginger Cottages: small, intricate, 3-D wooden houses and shops made entirely in the USA. Read about Stephanie's visit to the factory to see how they're created.
One of our long-time employees (who's easily recognized by his large cowboy hat) discussed the remarkable history of this beautiful crape myrtle next to our driveway.
With Halloween over, it's almost time for Christmas and we've begun decorating at Behnke's. Read on to see what's happening at the store.
For the past couple years, we have been growing large gardens of zinnias along US 1 and they look so beautiful that we started selling the cut flowers. Get an inside look at the talent behind our fresh zinnia arrangements and learn how to keep them looking their best for longer.
Being a seasonal business, every year as summer rolls around, we have to say goodbye to many phenomenal employees who made us shine through the busy spring months. This is Stephanie's thank you note to everyone who has been a part of the Behnke family over the years.
We got an award! The Chesapeake Bay Trust recently honored us for our installation of seven projects that demonstrate how homeowners and businesses can help reduce stormwater runoff. Click through to learn more!