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It’s Philly Flower Show Time!

It’s just mid-January and already gardeners are fighting off the winter blues.  BUT just a few weeks off we can immerse ourselves in gardens at the world-famous and highly recommended Philadelphia Flower Show!  Once again this year Behnkes is partnering with Washington Gardener Magazine to do a fun-filled day trip on Thursday March 6, 2014 leaving right from our Beltsville store.

The Philadelphia Flower Show is the oldest and largest indoor flower show in the world. The show video above says it all – the Philly Flower Show is fabulous and fantastic way to greet spring. This is not your grandmother’s Flower Show … but she’s going to love it too! The Flower Show attracts non-gardeners as well as die-hard green-thumbed people of all ages. Participate in the Lectures and Demonstrations series, Gardener’s Studio, and All-Star Culinary Presentations. First-time and returning riders will enjoy the personalized and welcoming details of our coach service.

Registration is NOW OPEN, and don’t delay because the bus will fill up.  I can vouch for the show being fabulous, and I’m told that the Washington Gardener bus trip is the MOST FUN WAY TO DO THE SHOW.

flower show

For more visual enticements, scroll down to photos from previous shows.

I’ll be going to the show the next day because March 6 is a training day for us tour-guides at the National Arboretum.  BUT!  I’ll be interviewing some of the people responsible for the show and will be posting a close-up, behind-the-scenes-at-the-show story right here on the Behnkes blog.

I actually tried to become a judge for the show – and wouldn’t that have been an interesting blog story?  But unfortunately, I was told that judges can’t just walk in off the street, so to speak; they come up the ranks through the various Pennsylvania garden shows.  Oh, well.  Interviews with movers and shakers will have to suffice.




In addition to exhibits like these, the Show has tons of talks and workshops.  Plus shopping!

Posted by Susan Harris.

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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