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The Grapevine (Aug. 3)

  • Published Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 5:27 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 7:08 a.m.

Plant a Row for the Hungry

Fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden can be donated for people in need during business hours at these locations:

•Kansas Food Bank, 1919 E. Douglas

•Augusta Ace Home Center, 316 W. Seventh Ave., Augusta

•Brady Nursery, 11200 W. Kellogg

•Hillside Nursery, 2200 S. Hillside

•Hillside Feed and Seed, 1805 S. Hillside

•Johnson’s Garden Centers, 802 N. Ridge Road, 21st and Woodlawn, 2707 W. 13th St.

•Valley Feed & Seed, 1903 S. Meridian.

Designer Q&A

Q: We have a sunroom in the rear of our home that we are converting to a dining room. It is a bit narrow but long enough for a table to seat eight people. How long should the table be? I’ve read that it’s ideal to give each person seated at least 30 inches of space if possible. Is this correct?

A: Ronda Carman, author of “Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living” and blogger at All the Best: Passport to Stylish Living, responds: As a general rule, plan a minimum of 24 inches for each place setting. If you have the room, 30 inches is ideal.

In bloom at Botanica

Ice plant, botanically named Delosperma cooperi, in the Perennial Border.

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