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Share Your Favorite Plants from Behnke’s with Hashtag #bornatbehnkes

From Stephanie

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

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  1. Dear Behnke Family Members and Wonderful Staff:

    While I too, am one of the thousands of gardeners who are very sad that Behnke’s will be closing soon, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your exceptional service and high quality plants and products that you provided and nurtured over the many decades. I also would like to let you know that Behnke’s has been more to me than just the place to enjoy exceptional flowers, perennials and Christmas trees – your store has been there for me as I grew up and during those moments when life and gardening intersected. Many years ago in the late 1980’s when I was a young college student, my German Shepherd passed away in early winter, so I went to Behnke’s with $8 to see if I could find a few bulbs to plant in the garden that we wanted to dedicate to her. When I found a bag of bulbs for $9.99, I must have stood there for a while. A very nice staff member came up to me and asked if I needed help. We had just come back from the vet that day, and I told her why I was there. She told me to wait for a few minutes, and then came back and told me to pick out 5 bags of bulbs for my dog’s garden for no additional cost. The kindness and touching gift that was extended to me that day is something that I will never forget, and it spoke volumes about the integrity of the company and its dedication to giving back to the community. Needless to say, I became a very loyal Behnke’s fan and every year I went multiple times to purchase the best quality plants to enjoy on our gardens.
    Please except my heartfelt appreciation to all of you – you will be dearly missed!

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