Tag Archives: Gene Sumi

Golden Spades January Meeting Severna Park

The topic for the January meeting will be “What are Houseplants and their Care”. 
Enjoy an introduction to houseplants and their ideal growing conditions.  Learn more about the specifics of keeping houseplants happy in …

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Golden Spades February Meeting

I hope this year, many of you are thinking of growing an edible plant that you raised from seed. It is not difficult to do and it is more than just a novelty. It is …

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Golden Spades February Meeting – Severna Park

I hope this year, many of you are thinking of growing an edible plant that you raised from seed. It is not difficult to do and it is more than just a novelty. It is …

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Golden Spades January Meeting Severna Park

New Year Goals for My 2017 Garden
We will discuss the things that you want for your spring, summer and fall garden during this new gardening year, what to keep the same, what to …

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Golden Spades January Meeting

New Year Goals for My 2017 Garden
We will discuss the things that you want for your spring, summer and fall garden during this new gardening year, what to keep the same, what to …

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Golden Spades December Meeting

The topic of the meetings’ discussion for December will be “The Care of Holiday Indoor Potted Plants”.
This will cover care of plants we feature during this holiday season, such as Thanksgiving/Christmas Cactus, Cyclamen, …

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Golden Spades December Meeting Severna Park

The topic of the meetings’ discussion for December will be “The Care of Holiday Indoor Potted Plants”.
This will cover care of plants we feature during this holiday season, such as Thanksgiving/Christmas Cactus, Cyclamen, …

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Golden Spades September Meeting Severna Park

Fall Planting of Shrubs, Trees, Lawns and Pansies
Most people who are not experienced gardeners often believe planting landscape plants in the garden should be best done in the spring.  Spring is a very …

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Golden Spades September Meeting

Fall Planting of Shrubs, Trees, Lawns and Pansies
Most people who are not experienced gardeners often believe planting landscape plants in the garden should be best done in the spring.  Spring is a very …

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Golden Spades July Meeting Severna Park

Watering Your Lawn and GardenOne of the most important aspects of growing all plants is how and when to provide water to the many different types of plants that make up our home landscape.  This …

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Golden Spades July Meeting

Watering Your Lawn and GardenOne of the most important aspects of growing all plants is how and when to provide water to the many different types of plants that make up our home landscape.  This …

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Golden Spades June Meeting

Preventing Plant Damage from Insects, Mites and DiseaseJune is the month when spring changes over into summer.  It is also the month when the real serious threat from garden pests from insects, mites and disease …

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Golden Spades June Meeting Severna Park

Preventing Plant Damage from Insects, Mites and DiseaseJune is the month when spring changes over into summer.  It is also the month when the real serious threat from garden pests from insects, mites and disease …

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Golden Spades May Meeting Severna Park

Planting and Growing Summer AnnualsThe only serious restriction to planting annual plants in the early spring is these tender plants’ vulnerability to any unexpected late-season frost damage.  This includes many tropical and sub-tropical plants that are …

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Golden Spades May Meeting

Planting and Growing Summer AnnualsThe only serious restriction to planting annual plants in the early spring is these tender plants’ vulnerability to any unexpected late-season frost damage.  This includes many tropical and sub-tropical plants that are …

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Why Fall Is Planting Time for Trees, Shrubs & Perennials

So you think it’s too late in the year to plant or transplant trees, shrubs and perennial plants in your garden? Well, the good news is that it isn’t. Actually, you are at the ideal …

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Gene talks container gardening in Chevy Chase, D.C.

by Susan Harris
Our very own gardening guru Gene Sumi hit the road recently, to talk to the Chevy Chase (DC) Garden Club about container gardening.

Gene’s Tips

Never, ever use garden …

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Sumi’s Picks for Pruning Tools

by Susan Harris
Homestead’s gardening educator extraordinaire – Gene Sumi, of course – gave his famous pruning talk recently to a rapt audience, as part of our Winter Workshop series.   He …

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Gene Sumi Makes Houseplant Care Make Sense

Homestead’s gardening educator did some teaching at the December meeting of our Golden Spades group and the topic of houseplants couldn’t have been timelier.   As he told us, “Winter is the most misunderstood season …

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How Gardeners are Made

By Gene Sumi Homestead Education Coordinator

What was your first introduction to the garden?  As a youngster, did you see someone blow the fluffy white seeds from the ripe dandelion seed head …

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