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Q. I just bought a new mattress and box springs. The bed is extremely high; my feet hover about six inches off the floor when I sit on it! Is this normal? Should I consider a platform bed or get taller nightstands?
A: Yes, mattresses these days are a bit scary. I would say, dump your old nightstands and look for something at a consignment shop or flea market. They don't have to match. Make sure you measure the height you need and carry the numbers around with you in your phone.
Plant a Row for the Hungry
Produce from the farmers market and garden centers have pushed the amount of donations to the needy past 9,496 pounds so far this summer, Kevin Enz of the Kansas Food Bank reports.
If you have fruits, vegetables or herbs to donate, you can do so at Tomato Day at the Extension Service, 21st and Ridge Road, or at these places during business hours:
Kansas Food Bank, 1919 E. Douglas; Augusta Ace Home Center, 316 W. 7th 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, and 2707 W. 13th St.; and Valley Feed & Seed, 1903 S. Meridian.
In bloom at Botanica
Sunflowers, including this Heliopsis helianthoides "Summer Sun," in the Downing Children's Garden.