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.

City of Fort Wayne, Animal Care & Control has issued a hot weather alert for animal owners. Due to current high temperatures and the heat index, Animal Care & Control officials are reminding people to pay extra attention to provisions for their animals during this time. When possible, bring pets into an air-conditioned area of your home, fans are also helpful where air-conditioning is unavailable.

Animals must have a shady, sheltered place to rest and quantities of fresh water must be...

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Sycamore Hills Golf Club, will host the debut of the "Web.com Tour Finals" on August 26-September 1, Western Golf Association and PGA TOUR officials announced. The Hotel Fitness Championship will be the biggest golf tournament played in the Hoosier state in 2013 and will bring an estimated $4-5 million in economic impact.

The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four newly created Web.com Tour Finals events for 2013 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2013-14 PGA TOUR...

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The annual Fourth of July picnic was a celebration of time and freedom. We'd all watched the parade, earlier, because that's what you do on the Fourth, and we believe in it.

Our parade features Scout troops in uniform, the high school band, floats with pretty girls ... well, okay, it's actually Delbert's convertible with signs on the doors ... and little kids proudly leading their dogs down our main street. In other words, pretty much everyone.

Those of us who aren't marching have been known...

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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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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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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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