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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.
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.
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…

Blast From The Past

I got to spend some time last week with some very special women. I stopped in to say hello to Becky and her husband Nick. Many might remember Becky who ran our customer service and cashiers for many years. As…

Rose Behnke With Her Son Albert H. Behnke

A Memory From A Family Friend

A few weeks ago, Pat Torbert Kral reached out to Stephanie to share a memory she had of her grandparents Albert and Rose Behnke. She put her memory down as part of a story about her first job.
Thanksgiving Farms Entrance We Grow Our Own

Thanksgiving Farms ‘We Grow Our Own’

Road Trip Last Sunday, my friend Donna and I took a road trip to Adamstown, Maryland, in Frederick County. I have always heard aboutĀ Thanksgiving Farms, an independent garden center but never had the opportunity to go there. Carol AllenĀ (the orchid…

Becky And Anita Visiting Greenway Farms In Cooksville, Maryland

Two Growers That Sell Retail Too

Wholesale Grower My husband and I started Hillside Nursery, in 1979. We were a wholesale nursery of annuals, perennials, and poinsettias a few months after we got married. For 27 years, we sold our plants to retail garden centers and…

Pictures Of Grey Goose Farm In Laytonsville, Maryland

A Visit To A Local Independent Garden Center

Grey Goose Farm: A Visit To A Local Garden Center Yesterday I finally did it! I went to visit Grey Goose Farm in Laytonsville, MD. As with most of you, I have stuck pretty much close to home, but now…

Zoe DIY Bee Hotel Close Up

Zoe’s DIY Bee Hotel

Stephanie's granddaughter, Zoe, enjoyed making a simple Bee Hotel
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