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Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

LIFE AFTER POINSETTIAS

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

Now that Christmas is over we do not have to give up color in our homes. There are many beautiful flowering plants that can be purchased and arranged in our homes for that "lively" look of spring. Plants available at this time of year include cyclamen, begonias, kalanchoes, azaleas, combination pots or baskets filled with an assortment of green, tropicals and blooming plants all mixed for that larger space. Peace lilies make a great tropical houseplant that is both green and usually filled with...

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PRESCHOOL WEATHER CLASSES

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Preschool-age children can learn about weather at one of two Salamonie Preschool classes on January 23 at Salamonie Interpretive Center.

"Wild About Weather" runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The interpretive center is in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area in Andrews.
Salamonie Preschool programs are designed to enhance a child's basic education. Participants learn letters of the alphabet, build crafts, interact with other children and spend time outdoors, always...

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CHRISTMAS CACTUS

Details  Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

If you have a friend or someone in your family that is really into gardening, or even into floral designing, your local garden center or local florist may be a great source for those hard-to-find stocking stuffers. Just think of a bag or wicker basket filled with all kinds of gardening needs for next spring such as fertilizers (general purpose-water soluble, lime, bone meal, blood meal, slow release, etc.), fungicides both liquid and granule as well as an assortment of insecticides. How about a...

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CHRISTMAS CACTUS

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

During the fall months your Christmas cactus will set its buds for flowering around Thanksgiving (sometimes sooner) and this is the crucial time for getting blooms and keeping them from falling off just after you see them form. There are three reasons the buds fall after forming, over-watering, lack of humidity and lack of light (especially inside the house). If inside the house, place an over-sized saucer filled with pebbles and water under your cactus plant. This will increase your humidity...

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GROWING AMARYLLIS

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

Getting Amaryllis into bloom usually takes about six to eight weeks from the time you plant the bulb and get it growing, so late October, early November is a good time to start. These large bulbs are very easy to grow and would really make a great project for you and your kids (or grandchildren) to do together. All that is needed is a 6" pot and some good soil and, of course, the bulb...look for a kit.

Amaryllis is a tropical bulb that should NEVER be placed in an area that is cold, unlike...

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WALNUT TREES

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

Walnut trees are planted for several good reasons such as their appearance, shade and of course, their fruit. But there are many factors to consider when you incorporate a walnut tree into your landscape; first they can be considered a very messy plant dropping their fruit all over the yard which is too large and too hard to mow over. With the fruit lying around you can expect to see many squirrels running around digging and planting the nuts everywhere in your yard, and they will grow. And...

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