One of the most requested plants for the winter holidays is always the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera genus or Zygocactus). Many of these plants hold fond memories of the past in family history as
With our first taste of cold weather, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control wants to remind residents that they can contact the shelter to receive free straw bedding for their pets. Straw is the best
The sky is gray. The temperature is near freezing. The wind is raw and leaves are falling from the trees, coloring the ground with flecks of brown and red and yellow. It’s a dreary day, a day when
The state is helping folks learn more about trout fishing in hometown waterways, after freshly stocking two local spots.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently hosted two events to
For curbside leaf collection, residents sho
Osage orange is a thorny deciduous tree that grew in Osage Indian territory, northern Texas, southeast Oklahoma and Arkansas. The fruits are round, baseball size to softball size and rough, like oranges.
Raking fall leaves can seem like a chore and a never-ending one, at that. Reduce time and effort spent managing fall leaves by putting this valuable resource to work in your landscape.
Use your mower
The other day a customer stopped in the store, and after we completed his hardware needs, he looked up at me and said, “How do you pick your topics for that newspaper article you do?” I told him
We get many questions and calls this time of the year about preparing plants/gardens for winter. Here are some things to help your plants survive whatever Mother Nature has to offer this season.
Phyllis Philpot knows first-hand just how crucial the local agency NeighborWorks’ goodwill is.
When her daughter recently began falling unexplainably, the family thought she had suffered a stroke,
There are three deer diseases that hunters should be aware of this season: epiz
Water is one of the most important substances on earth. City Utilities produces Water that Works at a rate of 12 billion gallons a year. It’s water that supports good health, to fight fires, and to
In an effort to save as many lives as possible, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is implementing a new initiative, called the Pet Assistance and Rehoming program, aimed at preventing pets from having
Chris Saylor knows the value of the Southwest Conservation Club’s (SWCC) education efforts. In fact, his children are direct beneficiaries.
“We really see our club as a chance to educate and support,”
Private landowners are invited to attend upcoming native grassland and pollinator habitat workshops offered this summer and fall.
Each workshop will be led by DNR Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds
I was driving near home one cool, clear pleasant morning recently when I saw the birds. Two of them. They flew up from the side of the road, almost beside me, then across the road in front of me. The
The Allen County Community Development Corporation (ACCDC) and Purdue Extension – Allen County are partnering to offer a voucher for a free parcel of land to individuals completing the Urban Agriculture
There is a great deal of interest in the support for monarch butterflies in the past few years! The decline of milkweed growing wild with the increased use of herbicides over the years is one of the
Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden-fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help
As I drove into town one clear morning recently, looking for birds along the road as I always do, I saw fifteen birds, just fifteen; fourteen swallows perched on the power line along the road and one
My cuckoos are calling; the cuckoos in my clocks, three of them, coo-coo coo-coo coo-coo. They’re telling me it’s now noon. They don’t distinguish between day and night and give me the same signal
The U.S. Postal Service recently issued new Forever stamps featuring digital illustrations of four North American frogs. The First Day of Issue event took place at the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center,
So all the rain in May and early June kept most of us from completing all of our spring projects. And the way-too-hot temperatures of the first part of July kept us all inside. But now that normal summer
The cool wet spring delayed planting, deck and patio installations and other outdoor projects. Fortunately, there is still time to complete much of your outdoor work.
Many gardeners missed or limited