Category Archives: Gene’s Tips

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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Change comes to the Golden Spades


 What’s New?  Double the EventsGood news for Homestead’s customers of a certain age (50 and up)!  Our monthly gatherings for talks by Education Coordinator Gene Sumi will be offered twice a month starting soon …

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The 4-1-1 on Knockout Roses


 This month’s meeting of the Golden Spades covered a topic that Homestead Education Coordinator Gene Sumi gets questions about all the time, he says, so often that he decided they needed their own meeting to …

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How to Melt Snow and Ice Safely

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It’s cold enough now that I’ve resigned myself that snow and/or ice WILL probably happen this winter, like it does almost every winter here in the Mid-Atlantic.  So I looked into ways that people are …

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