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. …
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Gene Talks Container Gardening in Chevy Chase, D.C.

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Sumi's Picks for Pruning Tools

 
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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.   …
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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 …
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Professor Sumi in his Laboratory

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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 …
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Are Your Spring Bulbs Coming Up Already?

Spring Bulbs Coming Up? If you see the green tips of daffodils or tulips poking through the surface of your soil, not to worry!  They may be some of the early …
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Poinsettias and I Go Way Back

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Golden Spades Do Poinsettias

  Meet the Golden Spades, the bunch of committed gardeners who come to Homestead monthly to soak up a little Sumi wisdom.  They meet at 10 a.m. on first …
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