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I spent the night at my parents' home and woke to a banging noise against the window. A male cardinal had started his day attacking his reflection. Unfortunately this type of intruder never goes away, so the cardinal has been attacking the window for the past month.
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I put my peppers in pots this year because the tomato plants crowded out the peppers last summer. I tried to be a bit more realistic with my small garden space this year, but after a few weeks of growth, I might find that I still stuffed in too may plants.
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Check out Sunday's Iris Show at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.
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At dusk Sunday, I was in my garden watering some plants in a pot and saw sometime dart away from the hummingbird feeder. I caught the movement from the corner of my eye so I didn't get a very good look.
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Nothing quite this elaborate, but if you want to learn about how to put together an attractive display in a container, the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies offers a container gardening class.
Garlic Mustard Pull – Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project; 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday; Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road; 478-2515 or
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The wrens were quite loud today. It sounds like they are just singing out of joy, announcing their arrival. The reality is that the male arrived several weeks ago in a stealth-like fashion.
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The wetlands will be open to the public 2-7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, with free activities for all ages.
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Our Baltimore Oriole finally arrived for the summer. Last year the male arrived the first of May but this year, we didn't notice him until Mother's Day. The female will follow later.
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I finally completed the landscaping project in front of my home. (I lost all my shrubs in the front of my house due to a foundation repair this winter.)
Join Jim and Sharon Smith on a tour of their property called "Rainbow Acres" and their home built from cord wood and tamped earth.
My lettuce and Swiss chard did not survive the weekend. First they got pounded by hail on Friday. Then when they were brought into the house for some tender loving care, the hyper Beagle-mix finished them off.
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Acres invites you to the Lonidaw Wildflower Hike on Saturday at the Lonidaw Nature Preserve.
Acres hosts Eating on the Wild Side on Saturday at Wing Haven Nature Preserve.
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The Purdue Extension Service in Allen County will be conducting “Preserving Nature’s Bounty” workshops to discuss safe home food preservation procedures and to answer the frequently asked questions on canning, freezing, and drying foods.
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I told my mother last March that she wasn't going to have to buy any tomato or herb plants this summer, because I was going to grow everything she needs from seed. I thought it would make the perfect Mother's Day gift.
"These sturdy plants are grown by the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department and sold as a fundraiser to support quality programming at the Conservatory."