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.

Limberlost State Historic Site is Open for Guided Tours and Hikes all Winter.

Limberlost State Historic Site is keeping the doors of Gene Stratton Porter's cabin open this winter. The Historic Site is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can take a guided tour of the 14-room Queen Ann rustic log cabin home of author, Gene Stratton-Porter or explore some of the 1800 acres of restored Limberlost wetlands with a Limberlost naturalist.

"Most people think that the Limberlost is...

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If you are the fortunate recipient of a beautiful arrangement of flowers during the Valentine's Day event, you may be interested in a few simple tricks to help keep your lovely gift for as long as possible. Water is the key ingredient to making flowers last their longest. Always keep the container filled to the very top and it is important to exchange the water with fresh water at least every other day. This is as simple as going to the sink and tipping the vase over while holding on to the...

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Orchids make an easy and popular blooming houseplant as they take very little care and really thrive under normal household conditions.

The only condition that needs to be increased is the humidity levels, as orchids not only need plenty of heat but also high humidity. This can be accomplished by simply placing saucers filled with a thin layer of pebbles and water (keeping the water below the pebbles) and creating an area of higher humidity.

There are over 25,000 different kinds of wild...

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Solar power is coming to customers of Indiana Michigan Power. It is emission-free and is becoming a cost effective source of power for our customers. So, we are looking forward to solar becoming a much larger part of our generation fleet.

Later this year, I&M will pass a historic milestone: More than half of I&M's generation capacity will be emission-free. As we adapt to changing rules and customer needs, the percentage of emission-free power will increase in the future, as I&M...

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Somehow the snow is a little like Christmas. We can expect it. We can listen to the television weather and expect it. But still, when it comes it's like a gift a wonderful unwrapped gift, because it is the wrapping.

Doc found it when he turned on the porch light before dawn and the sheer whiteness of it came to him, and he smiled and let the cup of coffee warm his hands and the coffee itself warm his insides.

Snow – whether it's an inch or three feet – tucks us in, he thought. It's an act of...

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We have always said that the only way to water your houseplants was to remove the foil-then water, as the foil tends to trap excess runoff. Well this is still true but you could try a different method; try pouring in the water while the foil is still on, then simply carry the plant to the sink and slowly turn the plant on its side allowing the water to run out from its confined area.

African violets usually get watered from the bottom while sitting in a saucer but I never cared for that method...

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