Stephanie shares memories of walks with her grandmother, Rose Behnke, in Burtonsville, Maryland as a little girl.
This past week Mary Ann B. posted the following on our Facebook Site:
“When I very sadly told my daughter who now lives in Norway that Behnkes was closing she had a grand idea. Keep it going by posting “born at Behnkes” photos!”
She then shared two very beautiful photos of trees in her yard and a trend was born. So many are reaching out and sharing their gardens, that I started a new hashtag: #bornatbehnkes. So if you’re on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we would love for you to use the hashtag and share your favorite plants from Behnke’s. If you’re like my husband and don’t know what a hashtag is but still want to share, just post the photos anyway on one of our sites and I am sure folks will enjoy them.
I have been sharing everyone’s messages and photos with my mother, Sonja Behnke Festerling, who loves seeing and hearing them. She smiles with joy when I read a memory from someone who has been shopping with us for decades or even someone who just started because they bought a new home and their neighbors told them to come to Behnke’s.
Once again, thank you very much for all the well-wishes you’re sending. I hope you find time to come out to see us before June. We are very busy bringing more and more plants and products in each day so you can have a new #bornatbehnkes plant for your home or garden.
See you at the garden center!
Behnke Nurseries, VP