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.

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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Season four of Fort Wayne's Trek the Trails offers a "tasty" fare! Free, guided community bike rides are still the main course of Trek the Trails, with 27 rides planned through October 1, but new offerings are sure to whet your appetite.

Five of the events will incorporate Trail Mixers with food available after the ride offering a chance to grab a bite to eat while getting to know other trail users who have similar interests in our trails. This season will also offer a 1-2 mile walk on the...

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They're cute, they're furry and they love to eat – your landscape that is. If you are battling with rabbits, deer, groundhogs or other wildlife, don't give up. And if you are lucky enough to be wildlife-free at the moment, be vigilant and prepared to prevent damage before these beautiful creatures move into your landscape to dine.

Anyone who has battled wildlife knows the frustration and difficulty involved in controlling them. Your best defense is a fence. A four-foot high fence anchored...

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Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

For over 50 years "accent plants" meant vinca vine, asparagus sprengerii and spike. But now there are many other plants that fall into this specialized category, and some of which you may know. Plants such as the sweet potato vine (ipomoea), licorice plant (helichrysum), lamium (perennial), lysimachia (goldilocks), glechoma & plectranthus (similar to variegated Swedish ivy) just to name a few.

You do not have to know them by name to want these plants, you just simply need to see them...

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Fishing opportunities in eight Indiana cities got a boost recently as part of an ongoing effort by the Department of Natural Resources to promote angling in urban areas.

On that day, the DNR stocked 11 ponds in Evansville, Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Avon, New Albany, Fort Wayne, Lafayette and Carmel with a combined 1,000 channel catfish. Each catfish stocked averaged more than 14 inches and weigh around 1.25 pounds.

This is the second round of catfish stockings through the new Go FishIn in...

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Spring floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and the gardeners who tend them. Help your gardens recover from the crazy temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year.

Start by assessing the current condition of your landscape. Remove dead plants as soon as possible. They can harbor insect and disease organisms that can infest your healthy plantings. Consider replacing struggling plants with healthy plants better suited to the space, growing...

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