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Information Pamphlets & Care Sheets


Behnkes has a great selection of informational care sheets that are available as pamphlets in our store.
As these are updated and revised we will offer them online here as PDF files available to download or printout.

  • African Violets – What to do and what not to do in the care of African Violet.
  • Amaryllis – Planting care and propagation of Amaryllis Bulbs.
  • Aquatics – Basics of locating and installing an aquatic pod. Care and selection of aquatic plants.
  • Astilbe – Basic care and planting instructions for Astilbe
  • Azalea and Rhododendron Care – Proper site selection, soil preparation, planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning.
  • Baysafe Program – All about The “Baysafe Plants Program” and a list of Baysafe Native Plants.
  • Butterfly Gardening – To entice these beauties to visit your garden, only a few simple guidelines are needed.
  • Camellias – Planting, care and feeding information.
  • Carved Pumpkin Care – How to make your carved pumpkin last.
  • Clematis Care – Where to plant, how to plant, training, fertilizing and pruning.
  • Container Gardening – Covers Containers, Plants, Planting Media and Maintenance.
  • Deer Resistant Plants – This list is meant to serve only as a guide. There are no “deer-proof” plants.
  • Finiky Ficus – Basic care of that finicky ficus tree. Dropping leaves? Find out why.
  • Gardenia Care – Light, temperature, humidity, fertilizer, water, re-potting, propagation.
  • Hummingbirds – How to attract hummingbirds and a list of their favorite plants.
  • Lawn Care – Basics – Seasonal lawn care instructions for the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area.
  • Lawn Care – Earth Friendly Basics – Lawns CAN be grown in an environmentally sensitive way, and this article will explain how.
  • Lawn Care – Earth Friendly Throughout The Year – It IS possible to have a good-looking lawn without harming the environment
  • Lawn Care – Overseeding and Repairing – Find out when and how to properly over-seed your lawn and repair bare spots.
  • Mums – Care sheet – Garden mums, originally from the Orient, are now grown all over the world.
  • Orchids Dendrobium – For growing and blooming in the Mid-Atlantic States, they need four to five hours of direct sun
  • Orchids Oncidium – This group of hybrids includes some of the most incredibly diverse flowers.
  • Orchids Phalaenopsis – One of the most abundantly blooming house plants possible!
  • Reliable Perennials – Behnke Nurseries carries hundreds of varieties of perennials. These are our recommendations.
  • Rose Care – Location, preparation, planting, fertilizing, watering, pruning, insects and disease, winter care.
  • Turf Trust Program – List of what lawn product needs to be applied and when for a healthy beautiful lawn.
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