I was going through some old folders and came across The Evening Star newspaper from December 17, 1964 starring ME on the front page. I think there was once an old, faded, framed copy of it hanging somewhere here at the nursery,…
As a business that's been around a long time, we've had many employees over the years. The holidays brought in Leo Bicknese, former Behnke's Vice President and one of Stephanie's honorary dads while growing up at the nursery. It had been over 25 years since she saw him!
It's a Christmas tree! No, it's a houseplant! However you choose to think of it, it's the best choice for an indoor tree; there's really nothing else like it. Click through to learn how to care for it and keep it happy...past Christmas.
It's the time of year for making family memories. Stephanie (a Behnke family member and VP of Behnke's) places great importance on family and has been busy out and about with her daughter and grandson. Share in her new holiday memories.
Step aside, poinsettia. Easy to grow and to rebloom, the Christmas cactus deserves another look, and not just as a holiday plant, but as a year-round houseplant.
For many of us, looking at our Christmas ornaments is like opening a book of our own history. As the person responsible for the ornaments in Behnke's Christmas Shop, Stephanie loves to hear why customers choose certain ones. Read how she chooses them and the stories that go with them.
Last weekend at Behnke's, my Mother, Sonja Behnke Festerling, stopped by for a visit. She and her husband wanted to see how things were going at the nursery. Unbeknownst to her, Helmut Jaehnigen and his family also stopped in. Mom and Helmut…
Christmas is all about traditions. Stephanie Fleming celebrates the traditions of her grandparents, Albert and Rose Behnke, but also enjoys starting new traditions. Read about her newest family tradition, with roots in an older tradition.