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Not only do you know the plants are happy in our neck of the woods, the volunteers will tell you how to plant those little darlings at your own home.
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I hate to say this but we have to add Bradford pear and butterfly bushes to the invasive list. I heard about this from master gardener Laurie Proctor and googled this for more information.
Courtesy Dottie Hackworth
Dottie Hackworth shared this photo of her garden in northeast Fort Wayne.
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Early this week I finally spotted hummingbird activity in my yard. Once at the feeder and another time at a planter with fuchsia flowers. Hummingbirds usually show up around the first of May in my yard, but this year they seem to be two weeks late.
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I needed a new lawn mower this year and ended up with a cordless electric self-propelled mower. I decided buy an electric mower after hearing Master Gardener Laurie Proctor talk about how much pollution one mower produces.
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Michelle Davies captured this image of a Blue Clipper butterfly Tuesday at the Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne.
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My pear trees are blossoming for the first time since I planted them two years ago. I found two small trees that were sort of flat to begin with and have been training and pruning them grow espalier on the backside of my home.
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Every year I vow to keep it simple in the vegetable garden. My idea of gardening is to check out how it is doing in the morning while drinking my cup tea and that's it.
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Every year my Baltimore orioles return on the first of May. I put out my oriole and hummingbird feeders mid-April just in case they arrived earlier.
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The recent warm weather has set off a burst of color in the woods. Check out the photos.
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Repotting is an import process in growing your own vegetable plants. I always plant the thin stem way down into the dirt leaving the foliage just peaking out.
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I haven't seen a squirrel at my bird feeder for a whole week. I usually see one of the four resident squirrels hourly at the feeders.
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The few 60 degree days, that we seem to have every once in a while, is a good time to start hardening off your vegetable plants. Hardening is needed to acclimate your plants to the great outdoors after they have been cuddled and nurtured in a perfect indoor environment.