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Helmut and Linda Jaehnigen

Helmut & Linda’s Arboretum

Read about Stephanie's much-needed visit to Helmut and Linda Jaehnigen's home in Columbia, MD. Seeing how nice their little arboretum looks and chatting with both of them about this past year.

Two Old Friends

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…


Meet Helmut. He’s a big part of the Behnke story.

In the Old Country This staff profile starts in the Eastern part of Germany, where Helmut Jaehnigen was born 75 years ago. He went on to earn a masters in arborculture in Heidelburg and pursued his career in Switzerland, Sweden,…

Christmas Trees: Helmut’s Picks and Tips

Helmut Jaehnigen has personally selected Christmas trees for Behnke's for many years, always insisting on the freshest trees available. Fresher trees hold their needles longer, and supply that nostalgic, one-of-a-kind fragrance we all associate with a picture-perfect holiday setting. We…

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