Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. We moved into our home 36 years ago, and I’ve been gardening ever since. We have until recently had a fully-shaded yard, and I have tried pretty much everything for shade at one time or another.
In our last blog, we talked about how to plan your garden, including starting from seed. Now it’s time to think about or begin, planting your garden outdoors. Remember, two very important steps in gardening are...
There are a number of cultivars of Peace Lily. I have a big pot of one of the shorter ones that looks nice now, but no flowers. On the other hand, the taller more open one, ‘Mauna Loa,’ has a half dozen large, white, long-lasting blooms.
My mother, Sonja Behnke Festerling, loved to paint. She would always be doodling and sketching. Mom was the one that created the famous “Behnke B” logo back when she was 17 years old.
As the National Garden Bureau celebrates its 100th anniversary (1920-2020), it seems timely to reintroduce the concept of victory gardening with quick and easy steps to plan and grow your own vegetable garden.
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.
Before Behnke’s closed our garden center last summer, we were recommending ZabreneScapes to you for all your landscaping needs. The owners, Pete Exis and Walter Ruano, are two very hands-on landscape designers that also love plants and people.
This Dianthus will bloom most heavily in mid-to-late spring. If the summer is mild, you may be able to extend the blooming season by deadheading (removing the spent flowers.)
What is wrong here? Where are all my beautiful daffodils? Did the squirrels eat them, even though they are supposed to be ‘squirrel proof?” Did some die out? Why just there?
Perfect for the beginning houseplant parent, and experienced gardeners alike, the structural ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) catches the light with glossy leaves.