It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside. Instead, enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your
It’s summer time. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the day when day and night are of equal length, has passed. Now every day is a few minutes shorter though the difference is not
Hemerocallis is the genus name for daylilies. In the Greek words that this term is derived from it translates to “beautiful day”. This is a fitting name for a group of plants with beautiful blooms
“The Diary of a Young Girl,” aka “The Diary of Anne Frank,” chronicles Frank’s time of hiding with her family from the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II.
A genetic ancestor
There’s one house finch on the thistle seed feeder outside the window in front of my desk and a cardinal on a branch of the tree nearest the platform feeder but there are no birds on that feeder.
You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden
Northside Pool is open and the rest of the summer schedule was as follows:
– Saturday/ Sunday, June 1-2 – Northside was open, No other pools open
– Monday, June 3 – No pools
June is National Rose Month and an appropriate time to review these well-loved plants/flowers. The rose is the national floral emblem. They provide beautiful color in the landscape with repeat blooming
Twelve years ago, National Pollinator Week was designated by the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval, which marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations
Robins make nests from grass and sometimes a strip of cloth or a piece of string. They line the inside with mud, molded by the female to the shape of her breast. They locate their nests on horizontal
As pool and lake season approaches, the Allen County Health Department wants to remind the community to practice safe and healthy swimming.
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week was designated May 20–26 by
The aroma of common lilacs is filling the air recently and is an often requested shrub in the nursery. Syringa vulgaris is native to the Balkan Peninsula where it can be found growing on rocky hills.
Join us for the second annual Urban Turtle Festival Weekend starting on Saturday, June 8th as we kick off the weekend with a 21 and over Urban Turtle “Brew and BBQ” ticketed fundraiser event at
Indiana Conservation Officers urge Hoosiers to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when it comes to floodwaters. Over the past few weeks, Indiana has received significant rainfall amounts in some areas,
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Girls on the Run of Northeast Indiana (“GOTR-NEI) hosted a 5k Run/Walk event at Purdue Fort Wayne.. Pre-race festivities began at 4:00 pm and the race started at 5:30 pm.
Did you know that Indiana is host to over 430 species of bees? Due to loss of habitat and other factors, their population numbers are rapidly falling. But, one thing residents can do to help is to give
Fun in the streets returns for the third annual Open Streets Fort Wayne. The free, fun-filled day, closes Calhoun Street to vehicle traffic and brings the community together to walk, bike, skate and
With all the rain we’ve had the last few weeks, why the heck should I do anything to my lawn? It’s already growing too fast! In all honesty, what you do to your lawn now can really help your yard
Spring has arrived, and with it comes mosquitoes and ticks. These critters are not only a nuisance but can also pose serious health hazards. So the Department of Health is reminding the public of steps
Dear Neighbors and Friends of the 07, due to the busyness of Pettit Ave, we are raising money to put in a sidewalk. It will be between Southwood Ave and Old Mill, on the south side of the street. We
Sometimes the best thing you can do to help pollinators is … nothing. It’s all too often that those of us living in the city find ourselves entrapped in ways of the past that just don’t seem to
The end of school is right around the corner, with the long, lazy summer months stretching ahead. What will your daughter, granddaughter or niece do this summer to stay active and engaged? Why not sign
“Turtle,” I said to my daughter when I saw one in the road ahead. My daughter, who was driving, had seen it too and was slowing the car as I spoke. There were no other cars on the road so my daughter
The popular Trek the Trails community bike rides are coasting into year ten, later this month.
The rides were started as a way for residents to explore parts of the trail that they may not be familiar
As we approach the gardening season, we often have customers that lament not having the space for an in-ground garden or the time or physical ability to make one. However, gardening is certainly possible