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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.

ANGEL'S TRUMPETS

Details Angel's Trumpets

Brugmansia, also known as Angel's Trumpets are sometimes confused with their "close cousin" Datura. Brugmansia has trumpet flowers that are smooth and hang down but Datura's flowers are erect and have spines. The flowers come in many colors of white, yellow, pink, orange, green or red and have a very pleasing fragrance, which is most noticeable in the evening. Hummingbirds are especially drawn to the red variety but the red ones do not have the great odor present in all of the other...

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PRUNING AFTER FLOWERING

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

The "Rule of Thumb" for pruning blooming plants is to prune after they bloom. Azalea (Rhododendron), Flowering Crabapple, Forsythia, Hawthorn, Lilac (Syringa vulgaris), Magnolia, Mockorange (Philadelphus), Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron all bloom in the spring and it is imperative that these plants be pruned/cut back now so that they can grow all summer with out getting too big. If you do not cut them back now, they will continue to grow during the summer up to a point where they will simply...

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LIVING A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY

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No power? No problem.

I'm betting most of you reading this have turned on a faucet today, whether it be to brush your teeth, wash your hands, take a shower or do the dishes. Before you turned that faucet on, you most likely flipped a small switch on the wall to give you some light. Before that, you probably rolled out of your bed, where you slept comfortably in the summer heat because most likely you had on the air conditioning or a ceiling fan.

All of these everyday, seemingly normal...

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FIVE CREATIVE WAYS TO USE CONTAINERS IN YOUR LANDSCAPE

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Container gardens have long been used to add a spot of color by a front entrance or expand planting space in city lots, balconies and decks. Don't let past experience and tradition limit your vision. Try one or more of these attractive, fun and functional ways to include containers in your landscape, large or small.

Add vertical interest to any garden or garden space. Select a large attractive container filled with tall plants like papyrus and canna. Or elevate a small pot on steppers or an...

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WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS

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Women interested in experiencing a relaxing, fun-filled day in the outdoors and meeting new friends are invited to an NWTF Women in the Outdoors event on June 8, 2103 at the Izaak Walton League-17100 Griffin Road in Huntertown.

Ladies ages 12 and up are encouraged to attend. Hands-on instruction will be provided by friendly experts trained to work with beginners and participants of all skill levels.

The event, which begins at 7:30a.m., will include the following activities:
•Shooting...

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INDIANA STATE PARK SUMMER ROAD RALLY

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Ladies and Gentlemen ... get ready to start your engines. State Park Road Rally time is June 9-11.

Participants will pilot their own vehicles, as their navigator steers them to points of interest and natural wonders, with overnight stays at Canyon Inn in McCormick's Creek State Park. By searching for various assigned items, participants will learn Indiana trivia and history, accumulating points over both days. The teams with the most points will be awarded their prize at the awards banquet on...

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