Tag Archives: Gene Sumi

Golden Spades September 2015 Severna Park

Fertilizers:  Nutrients for Green Plants and How They Work
The need for plant nutrients to improve the general health of garden and landscape plants is a major concern, as well a as a major …

Read more »

Golden Spades September 2015 Davidsonville

Fertilizers:  Nutrients for Green Plants and How They Work The need for plant nutrients to improve the general health of garden and landscape plants is a major concern, as well a as a major mystery …

Read more »

Fall Lawn Care: 101 with Gene (Severna Park)

Come learn what you should be doing in your yard as we enter fall during this informative, free seminar with Gene Sumi.
Discover how fall care can improve the health and appearance of your …

Read more »

Fall Lawn Care: 101 with Gene (Davidsonville)

Come learn what you should be doing in your yard as we enter fall during this informative, FREE seminar with Gene Sumi!
Discover how fall care can improve the health and appearance of your …

Read more »

Golden Spades August 2015 Severna Park

Addressing Pre-Fall Lawn Maintenance Tasks Now
Much of the fall gardening emphasis is on lawn care, as it is the time of the year to execute many important lawn maintenance tasks. But there are …

Read more »

Golden Spades August 2015 Davidsonville

Addressing Pre-Fall Lawn Maintenance Tasks Now
Much of the fall gardening emphasis is on lawn care, as it is the time of the year to execute many important lawn maintenance tasks. But there are …

Read more »

Golden Spades July 2015 Meetings Severna Park

“Controlling This Summer’s Garden Pests”(Insects, diseases and weeds)
If you are wondering why we seem to have more plant pests attacking our garden plants this year and why they have started so early in …

Read more »

Golden Spades July 2015 Meetings Davidsonville

“Controlling This Summer’s Garden Pests”(Insects, diseases and weeds)
If you are wondering why we seem to have more plant pests attacking our garden plants this year and why they have started so early in …

Read more »

Golden Spades Severna Park

“Planting Flowers in Containers for Summer Color Anywhere”
June offers you the opportunity to plant summer-flowering containers before summer officially starts. This meeting will discuss the essential information that go into designing, selecting the …

Read more »

Golden Spades Davidsonville

“Planting Flowers in Containers for Summer Color Anywhere”
June offers you the opportunity to plant summer-flowering containers before summer officially starts. This meeting will discuss the essential information that go into designing, selecting the …

Read more »

Golden Spades May 2015 Severna Park Garden Center Meeting

“Gardening Questions Answered”
Once in a while, instead of a topic-driven presentation, I like to just have an open forum, question and answer session so that the attendees can put forth gardening questions they …

Read more »

Golden Spades May 2015 Davidsonville Garden Center Meeting

“Gardening Questions Answered”
Once in a while, instead of a topic-driven presentation, I like to just have an open forum, question and answer session so that the attendees can put forth gardening questions they …

Read more »

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 …

Read more »

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 …

Read more »

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 …

Read more »

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 …

Read more »

Professor Sumi in his Laboratory

by Susan Harris

It took having a really sick-looking shrub for me to see Homestead Education Coordinator Gene Sumi jump into research-scientist mode, and it was kinda fun – almost …

Read more »

Planning Ahead for Your Fall Vegetable Garden

By Gene Sumi Homestead Education Coordinator

Now that the summer crops are truly ready for harvesting, you may find it odd that I am advocating planning now for your fall vegetable garden.  Yes, there is …

Read more »

Are Your Spring Bulbs Coming Up Already?


by Gene Sumi, Homestead Education Coordinator

If you see the green tips of daffodils or tulips poking through the surface of your soil, not to worry!  They may be …

Read more »

Poinsettias and I go way back

by Gene Sumi, Homestead Education Coordinator

As a little boy traveling in the family car down the Coast Highway of Southern California, I would gaze out the car window at …

Read more »