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The Grapevine (Oct. 19)

  • Published Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at 10:58 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 8:02 a.m.

Orchid, daffodil sales

If you go to Botanica this weekend, you can take in a daffodil sale on Saturday and an orchid show and sale Saturday and Sunday. Both events are free. Admission to Botanica will be charged if you want to go into the gardens.

The Wichita Daffodil Society will have its sale of daffodil bulbs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday. Shop early for best selection.

The Kansas Orchid Society will have its show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The society will have orchid displays, and vendors will have plants that often are not sold in Wichita, along with supplies, for sale.

Designer Q&A

Q: My living room has a camel sofa and two off-white chairs. Any suggestions for paint colors that would add some color, but not overwhelm the space?

A: Interior designer and blogger David Mitchell answers: I would highly suggest using a blue/gray color, such as Benjamin Moore’s Ocean Air. It makes a great background for neutral upholstery.

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Holiday events

The Eagle will publish a holiday event calendar in early November. To have your event included, go to http://events.kansas.com/listings and click on “Create Your Event”. Please select the “holiday” category.

Porter Street fall show

The Porter Street Artists & Friends will have a fall show in the 900 block of North Porter in Riverside from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It will feature a variety of art and hand-crafted items from jewelry and furniture to needlecraft and aprons. The addresses on the block where you can shop will be brightly marked (935, 941, 945, 957, 932 N. Porter). A food truck will have food for sale, and donations of pantry and frozen foods will be collected for families served by Victory in the Valley, at 945 N. Porter.

In bloom at Botanica

Purple & White salvia leucantha, blooming near the Margie Button Memorial Fountain.

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