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Fall Yard Clean Up

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.

ZabreneScapes – Making Dreams Come True

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.

Time: The Fourth Dimension of Gardening

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....

How The Heck Is Helmut Doing?

Great news! Helmut Jaehnigen is doing great and is back walking around after a bad fall last May.

Block a View, the Natural Way

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.

Winter is for Dreaming and Planning

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!

Getting Paid to Save the Bay

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!
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