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Thank You Larry Hurley For Everything!

Larry Hurley Chili Judge
Larry Hurly Chili Judge

As Larry Hurley and his wife prepare to leave Maryland and move back home to Wisconsin and family, I wanted to share one of his many humorous gardening posts that we all love. But, before I do that, I want to thank Larry for all his years of putting up with the Behnke family and me. A true friend in every sense of the word. Larry has assured us that while he may be leaving Maryland, he is not leaving us. He still has many stories to share with us, along with so many new ones as he starts this next chapter in their lives. So long, my friend, we will all miss you, but thankfully we have the internet to connect. And double thankfully, you still are willing to be my editor and chief with Beyond Behnke’s! You are the best!! ~ Stephanie

Five Reasons To Garden by Larry Hurley

With Halloween around the corner, we thought it would be fun to remind you why we like gardening, tongue firmly in cheek. October 2015

1. Be One with Nature instead of One Hundred Thousand and One with Nature. Been downtown to try to see the cherry blossoms and been overwhelmed by the crowds? Enjoy the blossoms as they are meant to be, sitting alone on a bench as the gentle breezes blow and petals fall around you from your own trees. Ahhhh….

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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  1. Thank you Larry for answering my questions via email and for in store help too. Remember the time my Rotary was ringing the bell for Salvation Army at Behnkes and right at dusk it started to snow?
    Enjoy the land of the best Sharp cheddar cheese in the world!
    Howard Phoebus family

  2. Thank you for taking the time to leave a message for Larry. He really loved to answer questions about plants. I miss seeing you and mom ringing that wonderful Salvation Army Bell each December at Behnke’s!
    take care,

  3. I have many fond memories of Larry. I worked with him many years ago in the Upper Marlboro. Larry was always a great and kind man.

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