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Time To Move On As Demolition Comes To An End

I went to see what was left at Behnke Nurseries today. It was all gone! I said I was not going to go, but I went anyway. I got there as that big monster machine that tore down every single structure was being loaded up.
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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.
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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…

Holly in November

Behnke’s Gardening News Archives

One of the questions we get week after week is about finding information about this or that plant. Many times I can get the answer; however......

Goodbye Good Friends

From Stephanie A few weeks ago I was invited to give a talk on the history of Behnke Nurseries for The Greenbelt Museum. With the help of Larry Hurley, I edited a slide show he had put together for our…

Our Last Mother’s Day at Behnke’s

From Stephanie Though it was rainy, this past Mother's Day I went into work. For the past few years I took this day off, but since it was our last Mother's Day at Behnke's, I wanted to be there. There…


Wishing Mothers Everywhere A Very Happy Mother’s Day

My Mother kept a garden, a garden of the heart, She planted all the good things that gave my life it's start. She turned me to the sunshine and encouraged me to dream, Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem...

Behnke’s Best

Being a seasonal business, every year as summer rolls around, we have to say goodbye to many phenomenal employees who made us shine through the busy spring months. This is Stephanie's thank you note to everyone who has been a part of the Behnke family over the years.

The Behnke Swans

If you grew up in this area, chances are you have memories of coming to Behnke's as a child. Stephanie shares some wintertime memories of feeding the swans who used to reside here when she was young.

Sonja and Her Violets

Sometimes we hear a song and are transported back in time. The same can happen with plants. For Sonja Behnke Festerling, African violets trigger memories of her childhood and the bond she formed over them with her mother, Rose Behnke.

A Christmas Tradition

The holiday season is fast approaching. Poinsettias in the greenhouses are showing color – red, white, pink & many more as they have for generations at Behnke Nurseries. Preparations for the holidays to come are well under way. Now, is…

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Albert Behnke’s Cadillacs

Albert Behnke, founder of Behnke Nurseries, loved many things: his family, his friends, his company and...his Cadillacs. Delve into Behnke history with these recollections of his love affair with these special cars.
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