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On the Grapevine (June 16)

  • Published Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 7:37 a.m.

Designer Q&A

Q: When I try to find a new paint color, I go broke testing sample colors. Any suggestions for finding the right shade without going through eight sample containers?

Have you tried the C2 Ultimate Paint Chip? It is seven times as large as the average-size chip and helps you visualize the paint quite well. Or buy a fan deck of the paint brand you prefer. Then you can hold up all the chips you want without making a further investment.

– Washington Post

Father’s Day at Botanica

Dads get in free and everybody else pays $5 on Father’s Day this Sunday at Botanica. It will be also be Bike Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Bicycle shops will set up tables to promote bike safety, and some will be offering free T-shirts, bicycle water bottles and stickers while supplies last. The Bicycle X-Change will set up an obstacle course that kids and adults can ride through with provided bikes. Gardens will be open until 5 p.m.

In bloom at Botanica

Hardy hibiscus, including this Crown Jewels near the Butterfly House.

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