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Home & Garden

  • Ready for downsizers
    Fort Wayne-area baby boomers looking for a downsized nest to feather for retirement have long been able to choose from villas and condos, continuing-care communities and apartments designed with the needs of seniors in mind.
  • Reducing causes of allergies in the home
    Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites – microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin – is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry.
  • Make your house Halloween-ready with a few spooky tips
    Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it comes to spending on decorations. Americans spent an estimated $6.9 billion on Halloween in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
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Azaleas

Wait to cut back

Pruning or cutting back spring flowering shrubs will remove all or much of this year’s flower display. Wait until after blooming to trim and thin out overgrown plants such as forsythias, azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, viburnums and bigleaf hydrangeas.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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