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Fall Bloomers

It might not feel like it, but fall is just around the corner! Check out our favorite fall-blooming annuals that will give you big-impact color from now until frost.

Thoughts on Fall

Spring is long over and the long hot summer is slowly coming to an end. The children will be back in school before you know it and it will be time to prepare your planting beds for the fall. There…

Dianthus, also known as Pinks

On special this week in our perennial department is the entire selection of Dianthus. Garden dianthus are commonly called pinks, because the edges of the petals are often notched as if cut with a pinking shears. Dianthus is one of…

Plants that scoff at the chance of frost

Last week’s night-time temperatures in the low 30s had the Potomac store staff scrambling to tuck in our tender young plants under their blankies!  We’re not out of the cold weather woods yet, either; our frost-free safety date here in…

A Little Information on Dianthus

On special this week in our perennial department is the entire selection of Dianthus. Garden dianthus are commonly called pinks, because the edges of the petals are often notched as if cut with a pinking shears. We also have some…

Dianthus “Firewitch”

Behnke Nurseries' Perennial Department features Dianthus "Firewitch". (Officially and properly Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Feuerhexe', we are using the translation "Firewitch" to sound more user-friendly.) This was the 2006 Perennial Plant Association Perennial of the Year, and a terrific writeup may be…

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