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Summer Fun With Butterflies

Alice, who many of you might remember working in our sunny annual department every Spring loves to share photos of her beautiful gardens, and she lately has been fascinating us with videos and pictures of all of her butterflies hatching.

3 Favorite Shrubs for Pollinators

Bring on the butterflies and bees! These native shrubs are some of the most versatile and easy to grow with flowers that will have pollinators coming from miles around.

Pollinator Garden at Behnke’s is One Year Old

Behnke's has a number of demonstration gardens. One of the most recent additions is the Pollinator Garden, still going strong and growing robustly after one year. Click through to learn about the some of the plants in it and come by the store to see them in person.

Environmental Gardening at Behnke’s

Those of you who have shopped here for many years may remember that we used to have our shade and flowering tree display area on the south side of our main driveway (that is, between Route 1 and the parking…

Jessica’s Garden: Among the Wildflowers

As I've mentioned in previous posts, a family friend approached me over the winter asking if I would be interested in growing and arranging flowers for her Fall wedding. Without hesitation, I excitedly accepted the opportunity.  While leaving me to…

Bees! And Hummingbirds, Too.

The butterflies are mostly gone for the season, but bees are still going strong. And nowhere do I see more evidence of that than in the Perennials Department at Behnkes, where I took these photos and could have bee-watched all…

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