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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.

PLANTING PERENNIALS NOW IS BEST

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

Truly the best time to plant garden perennials is in the fall. The reasons are many such as when you walk around your yard, you can see where you have "holes". You can easily envision what size and what colors you need to complete any particular area. In the spring, many plants haven't started growing so seeing what's missing can be difficult and you cannot depend upon your memories from last year to tell you what to get.

Late in the season most nurseries and garden centers have tremendous...

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ROSE BUSHES AND OTHER PLANTS

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

Probably the most asked question right now is, "Can I cut back my rose bushes at this time?" and the answer is, "No!" In fact from now until Thanksgiving nothing should be cut back with the exception of your lawn. When you cut back plants, it not only makes them look neat and tidy but it also promotes new growth, the one thing that you do not want just before winter. So if neatness is what you are after, fine, but wait until cold weather is here to stay, i.e., Thanksgiving.

Summer blooming...

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OCTOBER NATURE EVENTS AT LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting almost 1,200 acres of natural and restored wetlands in Allen and Huntington Counties, offers interesting and informative nature events this October. All are free and open to the community. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...

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LATE SUMMER TIPS

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

AERATING YOUR LAWN

If your lawn is hard and very compacted, it is probably time to aerate your lawn. Aerating is described as drilling small holes in your grass in order to allow for moisture, air and nutrients to penetrate your yard and in return, give you a much healthier lawn. It also allows for standing water to drain away much more quickly so this is a clue as to when you may need to aerate. For small jobs the use of a pitchfork may be all that is necessary. Simply poke as many holes as...

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LATE SUMMER TIPS

Details DOUG HACKBARTH

During the month of August we were able to do a lot of traveling and as always, everywhere we go we pay special attention to businesses and peoples in-ground and container gardens. Most of our trips are up north due to the excessive heat everywhere. Places such as Mackinac Island where gardening does not begin until late June making August, and after a great time for seeing the Grand Hotel, Mission Point and the Windermere Hotel's many colorful gardens, so beautiful that weddings take place any...

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CONVENIENT NEW LICENSE OPTION FOR DEER HUNTERS

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The last thing deer hunters want to worry about is if they have the right license for the right deer season.

The new deer license bundle makes such worries a thing of the past. With it, one license can be used in multiple seasons. The bundle can be used in youth, archery, firearms, muzzleloader, and special antlerless seasons, and allows for the harvest of one antlered and two antlerless deer total. All legal equipment that can be used in these seasons may be used with the deer bundle...

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