The hoya, or wax plant, has been sold as a house plant for many years but was not familiar to many people. With the current resurgence of interest in house plants, the hoya has become very popular and
Containers for plants have continued to grow in both choices available and interest shown in them by consumers. They play a very important role in the health of the plant(s) in them as well as becoming
A friend told me a few days ago that she thought I should write about a mammal. “You’ve written several articles about birds recently,” she said, “and you’ve written about the weather. How
It’s a dark and dreary winter day. The sky is gray. The temperature is below freezing by our thermometer. There’s a cold wind, I found when I went out with our dogs soon after getting up. Snow fell
While enjoying the beauty of our snow-covered landscape and warmth of family and friends, Allen County Partnership for Water Quality (ACPWQ) would like to challenge residents to make sure that they
No matter the season, size of your garden or climate, you can inject homegrown flavor into your meals. Just clear a shelf, countertop or windowsill and get busy planting herbs, greens and even tomatoes
Dark-eyed juncos and tree sparrows fly back and forth to the bird feeder outside my dining room window every day now, except when the wind is strong and the weather especially wintry. They’re winter
Wetlands—swamps, marshes and other wet areas—are now thought to be the cradle of life on earth, as scientists are increasingly demonstrating through research. About 40% of all species of wildlife
The new boundary sets a 12-ton maximum, as proscribed by Fort Wayne’s City Engineers.
According to a r
George Bird Grinnell, that’ right, George Bird, has been called “America’s Environmental Pioneer.” He had what was described as a “restless drive to save the West.” Yet he was not a westerner.
It’s that time of year again – coyotes are on the move, and Indiana residents might see them more, but this should not be a cause for alarm.
Coyotes are common everywhere in the state, even in urban
As customers search for those bright spots of color during our gray winter days, they often choose winter-blooming cyclamen plants (Cyclamen persicum). Their heart-shaped, patterned leaves and upswept
ACRES Land Trust is launching a Capital Campaign to help build a barn and renovate the home it uses as an office. The investments will help the nonprofit care for its expanding acreage, following a
Cross those hard-to-buy-for people off your shopping list by giving them a holiday gift pack from the DNR. The DNR gift pack saves you $31 over buying the items individually.
A gift pack is a gift the
I was driving on a highway through a woodland one cloudy, cold winter day recently. Trees and brush lined the road. It was a quiet road, no critters, not even a single bird. Then, suddenly, a deer bounded
Even if winter weather has started a little earlier than usual this year in Allen County, it hasn’t caught the county’s Highway Department off guard.
The employees spent the last week of October
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.