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.

Tomato Mosaic Virus is a virus that strikes not only tomatoes but also many other flowers and vegetables as well. Sadly, there is no cure for the virus so the only alternative is to dig up not just the infected plants, but also the ones on either side, then discard them. DO NOT through them into your compost pile as the virus can remain in the soil for up to 50 years and it will effect most any other plants placed in the same location. Any tools used to dig up or attempts to prune away the...

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Program teaches character values through golf.

The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department's Lifetime Sports Academy is sponsoring the First Tee National School Program in 34 of the Fort Wayne Community Elementary Schools beginning this spring. This new in-school golf program that promotes character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf is the result of a cooperative effort between the Indiana PGA, the Indiana Golf Foundation, Inc. and the Fort Wayne Parks &amp...

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The coming of spring marks a surge in walleye fishing opportunities in river tailwaters below major dams throughout northern Indiana.

River walleyes began to migrate upstream mid-March in search of spawning habitat. Where blocked by dams, they congregate in large numbers.

"Avid walleye anglers have fished these areas for years," DNR fisheries biologist Neil Ledet said. "We want to encourage other fishermen to give it try."

Hot tailwater locations include the Tippecanoe River below the...

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Heavy rainfall forecasted for parts of the state, combined with continued snowmelt could cause or increase existing flooding in rivers, creeks, streams and low-lying areas. Some rivers and streams are already at or near flood stage and water may continue to rise.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding Hoosiers to be cautious around flood water and take any watches and warnings seriously.

Flooding conditions can develop very quickly, especially in areas with poor drainage...

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Residents can add color to their yard while improving drainage and the quality of water runoff into our rivers by attending a Rain Garden Workshop sponsored by City Utilities.

Three, free, workshops are offered during the month of April where residents will learn how to plant a rain garden and receive detailed guidance on how the gardens can soak up water on their property.

A rain garden is a landscaped area that holds rain water runoff for a few hours to a few days. Rain gardens are planted...

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Get a jump on the growing season by starting your favorite or hard to find plants indoors from seeds. Starting hard to find plants, like many of the heirloom or newly introduced varieties, from seed may be the only way you will be able to add these to your garden. Plus, you'll be extending the growing season and bringing the fun of gardening indoors.

All you need is a little space, a few supplies and of course seeds to get started. Check the back of your seed packets for planting directions...

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