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Donate to Support DC Gardens…and Gardening in the DC Area

Remember me, the former Behnkes blogger? Well, I've retired but I'm back to announce an exciting project and ask for your support. What is the grassroots media campaign DC Gardens.com? Images of 12 destination gardens in the DC area BY…

The National Arboretum in April is Awesome

Here's my bid to entice people to go to the National Arboretum (those 446 acres of awesomeness) this month but honestly, it's my favorite place all year long.  Covered in snow it's  gorgeous everywhere but especially around the Bonsai Museum.…

National Arboretum Images from 2013

This winter I'll be sharing photos of gardens I saw in 2013, especially ones within day-trip distance from Behnkes customers.  Hope you'll be inspired to visit some of them in 2014!  First up, the under-visited but fabulous National Arboretum in…

Gardener Seeks Volunteer Gig

This shouldn’t be a hard thing to do – finding somewhere to volunteer my services in the Metro DC area.  I’m hoping to put my knowledge of gardening to some good purpose, do it with other people, and be active…

We Love Chris Upton’s Blog “1003 Gardens”

One of the oldest and best loved garden blogs in the D.C. area is written by an old friend of Behnkes - Chris Upton, currently the horticulturist for the Asia Collection at the National Arboretum.  He named it 1003 Gardens…

National Arboretum Azaleas

Help Save Gardens at the National Arboretum

  Gardeners are panicking over the sudden news that several gardens at the National Arboretum are slated for destruction!  We're talking saws and herbicides, folks, and goodbye to the Perennials Collection, the Boxwood Collection, and the Morrison Azaleas.  And we…

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