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Larry Hurley Chili Judge

Thank You Larry Hurley For Everything!

As Larry Hurley and his wife prepare to leave Maryland and move back home to Wisconsin and family, Stephanie shares one of his many humorous gardening posts that we all love.
Rabbit's Foot Fern In Pink Flamingo Plant Stand

My Amazing Rabbit’s Foot Fern

Stephanie shares about her Rabbit's Foot Fern and explains how and why she and her husband decided to re-pot it.
Vintage Dolls

But It Is A Collectable

How many times have I heard myself say it's a collectible? Might it be worth something someday? So a few weeks ago, I decided to have a big family yard sale. It was time to say goodbye to a few things that my children did not seem interested in.
Searching For Acorns

The Acorn Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

One of my grandchildren's favorite things to do in the Fall is collect acorns. This year Mother Nature has given us an abundance of them. Aaron and Zoe were so excited to find so many that we had to get them coffee cans to hold them all.
Fall Porch

Welcome Fall

It is time to start thinking about how you want to decorate for Fall.
Zabrene Scapes Cantwell's Backyard Garden

Small Spaces With Zabrene Scapes

A few weeks ago, I was invited to see some work that Pete and Walter from Zabrene Scapes had recently completed in Greenbelt at the Cantwell's home.
Pete Exis At Behnke Nurseries

Pete’s Battle With Lymphoma

Now for a little more news about Pete Exis. Before I go any further, I want to let you know that Zabrene Scapes is going strong, and their work ethic is what all of us expect of a landscaper. So be assured if you decide to hire their company, they will get the job done. However, Pete is going through some significant health issues, and for those of you that know him, I decided to use this email to let you know what is going on and how you can help.
Behnke Employees 1940s

Ft. Meade Area Garden Club: Behnke Nurseries The Early Years

Some of you might recall how much Behnke Nurseries supported our area garden clubs. I have always felt that these clubs, along with different plant societies, are essential for everyone. So, whether you are a beginning gardener or an old pro, these are excellent groups to consider joining.
Helmut And Linda Jaehnigen

Helmut & Linda’s Arboretum

Read about Stephanie's much-needed visit to Helmut and Linda Jaehnigen's home in Columbia, MD. Seeing how nice their little arboretum looks and chatting with both of them about this past year.
Albert Behnke With Double Delight Rose

My Grandfather’s Rose Garden Part 2

While looking through old photographs, Stephanie found more to share with her grandfather Albert Behnke's rose garden.
Hummingbird On A Feeder

Hummingbirds Everywhere

After many attempts to get a photo of one of the hummingbirds in Stephanie's yard, finally success!
Cover Of Washington Gardener Magazine

Beyond Behnke’s Podcast!

Last week I got a phone call from Behnke's and my good friend, Kathy Jentz, asking if I would mind filling in for her weekly podcast! She had me sign up with some online recording thing. The next thing I…

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