How can it be one year already? One year since we closed the gate for good. So much has happened during this year, but one thing remains the same. You! Our readers/customers and our extended Behnke family.
Let me tell you about an exceptional person. His name was Allen Doong, and he worked at Behnke's for over 25 years. In fact, Al actually started out doing manual labor at the nursery with some of his high school friends in the 1980’s.
Albert Behnke loved many plants, but roses always held a special place in his heart. He grew up on his father’s nursery growing roses and brought that knowledge to America. My entire life has been about plants and flowers.
Stephanie's mother, Sonja Behnke Festerling, loves to talk about the old days growing up with her brothers on the land that is Behnke Nurseries. Some of the funniest memories are about 'wash day.' Click through to read all about it.
Here we are, and it is March already. Time is going so fast, and while I am trying so hard to be upbeat about the coming season, I have to admit it is getting harder and harder.
A few days ago, I received a message on Behnke’s facebook page from Steve Baldwin from Custer, South Dakota. Curious, I went to read it and found that he was a long-time friend of my grandparents, Albert and Rose Behnke.
One of the questions we get week after week is about finding information about this or that plant. Many times I can get the answer; however......
Proclamation presented to Stephanie Fleming, Behnke Nursery, in recognition of their "Exemplary Public Service" in Prince George's County. (Council Member Thomas E. Dernoga and Council Chair Todd M. Turner)
While most know Larry as Behnkes Operations Manager, not many know that he is also the face behind our website. If you happen to have a business that needs someone that can help you with your website, check out ours, and contact Larry.
One would like to think that there never is a good time to cut down a tree. However, for this beautiful Norway Spruce that was given to us in 1985 by my grandfather, Albert Behnke time was up.