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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.

PRUNING & DEAD-HEADING

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June/July are the times to get your pruning and dead-heading done as pruning in the fall is generally looked down upon.

Most evergreens such as junipers, euonymus and aborvitae are cutback during the month of June but now is still better than later. Dead-heading is simply the act of cleaning up all of the dead debris such as the spent flowers on annuals and the long stalks and flowers of your spring and summer perennials. The faster these dead flowers are removed from your annuals, the quicker...

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PRUNE THOSE GARDEN MUMS NOW

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Garden mums, chyrsanthemums are easily fooled into thinking that every time the temperatures outside at night cool down just a little, it must be Fall, so they immediately want to set bud and flower. The problem is that just as fast as they set bud, it gets warm again and the flower buds never fully develop. It's true that some of them may try to bloom but those blossoms are not quite the same as the garden mums that bloom in the fall.

Garden mums are both temperature and day-length sensitive...

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OUABACHE STATE PARK TO OFFER JR INDIANA MASTER NATURALIST CAMP

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The Friends of Ouabache State Park, Ouabache State Park and Upper Wabash Interpretive Services are hosting a Junior Indiana Master Naturalist (JrIMN) class at Ouabache State Park July 14 - 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday.

The Junior Indiana Master Naturalist Program provides children with many hands-on opportunities to learn about Indiana's natural resources in an outdoor setting. It also provides a way for them to discover environmental...

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NEW ADAPTIVE GOLF CARTS

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Turnstone and the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department are pleased to be able to offer a new special adaptive golf cart at McMillen Park Golf Course.

The golf express cart has been modified in the following ways:
-360 degree swivel seat with infinite stops
-Adjustable height and forward position seat for both children and adults to use
-One hand control steering
-Adjustable restraint system to provide stability for the golfer while swinging and moving
-Wraparound bar for easy access and...

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ROSE ROSETTE OR WITCHES’ BROOM

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Witches' Broom disease, known as Rose Rosette when it is mainly on your roses, usually attack multiflora roses and shrub roses as opposed to your more ornamental roses. It is first detected by red pigmentation on the underside of the leaf in the veins followed by an increased growth of vegetative shoots. The leaves become small and crinkled with varying shades of red and yellow. A pronounce increase in thorns will occur and your rose will just look odd, especially on one side.

The time to...

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PREVENT “SPLASHING” DISEASES

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This is your final chance to prevent those nasty bacteria spores from splashing up onto the lower leaves of your tomatoes, roses, melons and squash plants, spores that cause spotting and ugly devastation to the lower foliage that then rises all the way up the entire plant. A simple layer of straw will keep the heavy rains and the "heavy-handed" waterer from causing the bacteria to jump up onto your plants.

The best time to lay down the straw is just before you plant and then simply plant right...

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