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.

The “Mosquito” plant, citronella geranium is in fact just one in a long line of scented geraniums that are on the market these days. Other scented geraniums include ones that smell like apple, apricot, carrot, cinnamon, eucalyptus, ginger, chocolate mint, lime, nutmeg, orange, peach, peppermint, pineapple, strawberry and a few other scents. I have had many of these “geraniums” on hand and I can testify that the aromas of each are quite strong and true to form.

These plants are very easy to...

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Over the years we have talked about some "home remedies" such as using a Pampers diaper in the bottom of a hanging basket or patio pot to retain moisture in the soil for a more even, watering technique. Also the use of Epsom Salts as magnesium sulfate either by mixing 2 tablespoons to a gallon of water or simply tossing some dry around your plants in order to green-up the foliage. How about coffee filters in the bottom of your pots to cover up the drainage hole and yet still allow water to flow...

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During the spring and summer gardening season plants seem to go through many changes due to the weather, soil pH, nutrient levels and air flow. How to determine the mysteries is mostly by examining the stems and the leaves of your affected plants. Look for veins that turn yellow or reddish/purple, thick leathery growth as will as tip and edge burning or deformed growth. These are all signs of a problem and there is never just one single cure.

Calcium deficiency can cause the tip and edge burns...

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Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in Indiana is May 17-23, as declared by Gov. Mike Pence.

The purpose, with Memorial Day weekend travel coming up, is to remind Hoosiers and visitors to Indiana to protect forests by not moving firewood.

Ash trees are dead and dying throughout Indiana by the thousands, costing Hoosiers millions and marring the landscape. The killer, the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB), can fly, but not far. Its rapid spread is caused by humans moving the firewood in which the...

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Veterans and active military personnel are invited to play golf for free at Foster, Shoaff or McMillen Park Golf Courses on May 8, July 10, September 11 and November 11. (Electric carts not included in this special.)

"This is a tremendous way to recognize and thank our veterans and active military personnel as they sacrifice so much for us to enjoy our freedom," said Mayor Tom Henry. "Thank you to the Parks and Recreation Department for developing this unique effort to celebrate the true...

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Just when you thought nothing new could possibly come along, we discover a "new" type of impatiens. It's called "SunPatiens" and it seems to be a cross between the 20 plus years old New Guinea Hybrid Impatiens with the 1,000 plus years old regular impatiens giving us a breed that is more sturdy, more tolerant to heat, more tolerant to draught than any other type known.

Why then is it just now making the "rounds" when it has actually been around for at least three years or more? The answer is...

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