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.

Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

The poinsettia is the most widely tested consumer plant on the market today, proving the myth about the popular holiday plant to be false:  The Poinsettia History and Legend Poinsettia Care Tips Toxicity Myth

Provided by: Society of American Florists, 1601 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 www.aboutflowers.com

With the permission from the Society of American Florist Association, I again give you the proof you need

to feel safe from the rumors that insist poinsettias are poisonous…they...

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(Serve as a side dish.)

1/2 lb deerburger (broken up)

1/2 onion (chopped)

1/2 tbsp garlic powder

6 slices of bacon

1/4 cup syrup or brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup salsa (chunky)

1/2 bottle BBQ sauce

1/4 cup rum or rum flavoring to taste

1 tbsp vanilla

Salt and pepper to taste

Hot sauce to taste

4 (15 oz.) cans pork & beans

Brown deerburger and onions. Dump into a crock pot or Dutch oven, add all of the rest of the...

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Campers and picnickers who want to reserve a campsite, picnic shelter, recreation building or cabin at DNR state parks or reservoirs, (Starve Hollow State Forest or Deam Lake State Recreation Area) will be able to take advantage of phone reservation service seven days a week, year round, starting November 4, 2010.

The new hours of service will be Nov. 4, 2010–April 26, 2011, Monday–Friday, noon through 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon–3 p.m...

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Zimmer Corporation recently donated $5,000 to support Camperships for the Boy Scouts of America – Anthony Wayne Council in Northeast Indiana. Each year, between 150 and 200 youth request assistance for attending summer camp through the “Campership” program offered by the Boy Scouts. Youth applying for camperships have demonstrated financial need and have sought to provide their own way to camp through participation in unit fundraising, service projects, their own jobs and...

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(Things have changed since I was a boy.)

Things have changed quite a lot and I must say some of them are not for the better. When I was growing up, every boy carried a pocketknife or jackknife, as we often called them. It was usually a Kabar, Barlow, a Boy Scout sheath knife, a Camp King or maybe it was spelled Kamp King, I don’t remember, anyway it had a cutting blade, a screwdriver/bottle opener blade, a can opener blade, and a leather punch. How could you possibly make a...

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 Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

If your peony plants did a poor job of blooming this year, it may be time to dig them up and divide them. Start by cutting off the foliage near ground level then dig them carefully out of the ground. Shake them to remove the loose soil and wash them so that the roots are better exposed for separation. Using a knife to divide the roots, make sure there are three to five eyes (buds) attached to three or four thick roots. Re-plant the roots in the ground but be careful not to plant them deeper...

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