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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.

SHAMROCKS (OXALIS)

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner so many of you will be looking to buy a shamrock plant, i.e. oxalis plant. Oxalis is grown from tiny bulbuls, which rapidly re-develop underground and continue to grow year after year, making it a perennial. Sometimes, if you get a hold of the wrong variety of oxalis, such as wood sorrel, you may get an invasive plant that will take over your garden and be almost impossible to kill. Try growing them in containers instead of planting them directly into...

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EARLY SEED PLANTING FOR SPRING

Details Doug Hackbarth - Broadview Florist & Greenhouses

A lot of people are get enthused about gardening early especially when it comes to starting tomato seeds. Trust me, the first of April is soon enough. Instead of sowing tomato seeds too early, let's simply get ready to sow the seeds by locating the varieties that we want and getting them ordered. One of the best catalogs for tomato and pepper seeds is called Totally Tomatoes and you can get that online through Totally Tomatoes.com.

After you order your seeds, get the growing media and pots or...

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HOW TO DEAL WITH NUISANCE CANADA GEESE

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If Canada geese have become a problem on your property, information is available through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.

Most goose problems occur from March through June, during the nesting season, when geese are especially aggressive, sometimes attacking and nipping at people.

Geese also can cause a great deal of localized damage if many young are hatched in one area. After hatching, goslings are incapable of flight for about 70 days, so the young birds and their...

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HOME COUNTRY: MRS. RICHARDSON

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Mrs. Richardson doesn't often go to the city, but Ardis saw the ad in the big daily paper for the singles group and which church they used for meetings. Mrs. Richardson got all dolled up, and she didn't forget to take the "magic" fishing fly Marvin Pincus tied for her.

It was a bass plug on a clothespin, and he'd suggested, only slightly in jest, that when she met a nice man she was to clip it to her ear as a reminder to stop talking and just smile.

She had it clipped to her collar. It made...

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VALENTINES DAY - DON’T WAIT TO THE LAST MINUTE

Details DOAG AND SANDY BROADVIEW FLORIST

Everybody knows that when flowers are purchased for Valentine's Day, having them delivered to work makes the best impact or perhaps the surprise of them being on the table at your favorite restaurant would make a big impression. This year Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday, which makes a great year for either place.
Roses have always been the #1 selling item for Valentine's Day and there is no reason to change that great tradition. If, per chance, you would like to see something a bit more...

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LET’S PARTY IN THE PARK

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Seattle Mariners Manager, Eric Wedge, joins nearly a dozen of the Fort Wayne area's most famous sports celebrities at the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation's (FWSC) Annual Fundraiser on Friday, February 1, 2013. The 3rd Annual "Party in the Park" event, from which proceeds benefit Charis House and the FWSC, takes place in the main Lounge Suite overlooking Parkview Field from 6 to 9 pm.

The informal program includes a sports memorabilia auction, award presentations, gourmet hors d' oeuvres, a cash...

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