Behnkes Nurseries has been a Maryland-based business since 1930, and we’re big believers in localism. So of course we’re collectively thrilled to be a part of the Potomac Patch—the most promising development in local media in anyone’s memory.
Naturally, we’re pleased to announce that Behnkes will be contributing stories from our blog to Potomac Patch – stories about gardening in Potomac.
About the Behnkes Blog
Launched in 2007, the Behnkes Blog serves many purposes, but especially helping gardeners in the metro area succeed at gardening. We also hope to attract more people to gardening, and then make sure they succeed, too. The blog also helps to connect gardeners with each other—through our features about organizations involved in gardening and greening and by displaying helpful links to them all in our sidebar.
On the Behnkes Blog you’ll find articles like:
- Monthly “What-to-Do-in-the-Garden” features.
- Recommended Native Plants for the Garden by our staff experts.
- Profiles of local garden clubs and plant societies.
- Local garden-related news and events.
- Descriptions of plants available in our store (e.g., a list of Heirloom vegetables).
- Reviews of gardening books, with give-aways to lucky readers.
- Profiles of Behnkes staff.
Blog stories are written by Behnkes experts and by our “Master Blogger,” Susan Harris. The blog is updated about three times a week and gardeners can sign up to receive the updates by e-mail.
What Behnkes Sells
Behnkes is an independent, family-owned, full-service garden center. We carry ornamental plants of all kinds, and vegetables, herbs and fruit trees, too, in the wide (and wise) selection that Behnkes has become known for. (Our motto is literally “Known for Quality Plants...for 80 years.” )
The Behnkes Florist Shop is a full-service florist—cut flowers, arrangements, events, the whole shebang—and it’s located in this cute little building next to our garden center on River Road.
Design and Landscaping, Too
Whatever your landscape project, it’ll be done correctly and safely to industry standards by the Behnkes design and install team, and we guarantee our work.