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Albert Behnke With Double Delight Rose

My Grandfather’s Rose Garden Part 2

While looking through old photographs, Stephanie found more to share with her grandfather Albert Behnke's rose garden.
Albert Behnke -1991

My Grandfather’s Rose Garden

Albert Behnke loved many plants, but roses always held a special place in his heart. He grew up on his father’s nursery growing roses and brought that knowledge to America. My entire life has been about plants and flowers.

3 Classic Flowers You Need in Your Garden

Call them old-fashioned, but these three flowering plants have been long-time favorites for a reason. Learn about three of our most popular woody plants and get our suggestions of what to plant with them.

Rose Rosette Disease

Also called "witches' broom," this disease has the potential to decimate your roses. Click through to learn more.

Everyone Needs a Rose

Albert Behnke, founder of Behnke Nurseries, loved roses and grew many varieties at his home in Burtonsville. Stephanie, his granddaughter, shares memories (and a video) of him with his beautiful roses.

A Rose By Any Other Name

Browsing our rose selection, you’ll see that we separate them into the “classes." But what does it mean to be a Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, or Landscape? Here is a basic introduction to the main rose classes to help you narrow-down which varieties would suit you best.

Choosing Flowers for Your Valentine

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Read a little history of the holiday and get tips for giving the perfect flowers.
Valentines Roses

Roses and More for Valentine’s Day

This year Valentine's Day is Sunday February 14th, so dare we ask: Are you ready? Don't worry, Behnke's has you covered! Order online.......

In Love with Drift and Flower Carpet Roses

Drift Roses One of the first plants I’ve bought for my small new-to-me garden is the fabulous new Apricot-colored Drift groundcover rose, shown above.   I bought five, and they’re going to quickly grow together to form one traffic-stopping mass of…

Jim Dronenburg on Roses, his Favorite Topic

Jim Dronenburg is a long-time employee of Behnkes who also runs the Four Seasons Garden Club and is a certifiable plant nut and amateur rosarian, but claims no formal training in roses.  To my mind, he's grown enough different roses…

Albert Behnke

Rose Gardens

There is something about roses in the garden that brings a smile. I grew up always knowing that when I went to visit my grandparents, Albert and Rose Behnke, that there were going to be flowers in the house. But once the first rose started to bloom, their house would always be filled with roses.
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