After 36 years in the same home, I finally had a landscape project that was beyond my skill set to accomplish. Gardens evolve over the years, and my wooded quarter acre has suffered loss of trees.
How can it be September already? The days are getting shorter, and if you are like me, you might have looked around your yard wondering where the last 6 months disappeared.
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.
When we moved to Maryland in 1984, we bought a suburban house that was built on a quarter-acre lot in the 1950’s. Enter the Hurleys, working with perennials every day at Behnke’s, I was eager to try new things....
Great news! Helmut Jaehnigen is doing great and is back walking around after a bad fall last May.
Larry Hurley's thoughts on the perennial Vernonia ‘Iron Butterfly’ which is a selection of a short ironweed native to Arkansas and Oklahoma.
We live in an ever-changing world and it's time our landscaping practices caught up.
Start thinking about what you're going to plant in spring. If you want more privacy or to hide something unsightly, landscaping to the rescue! Here are some principles for using plants as a screen.
It’s bitterly cold out and, aside from a few diehards, most of us don’t want to be out in the garden. That means it’s the perfect time for dreaming and planning! Click through for a few methods for drawing out a plan. And when warmer weather comes, you'll be ready!
Want to create an eco-friendly garden that helps keep the Chesapeake free from pollution...and have it paid for by your county? Behnke's has seven examples of stormwater runoff projects eligible for rebates from Prince George's County, including a 70ft long rain garden!