The Grapevine (June 15)

06/15/2013 7:14 AM

06/15/2013 7:21 AM

College Hill tour this weekend

The College Hill Historical/Architectural Garden Tour is Saturday in the 200 and 300 blocks of South Clifton, to Waterman. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and tickets are $6, available at any house on the two blocks. The tour is free for children under 12. The ticket will include historical and architectural information about the houses, and some of the backyards will be open for touring.

Stitch-in at Botanica

The Needle Arts Guild of Wichita will have a “stitch-in” at Botanica from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Members will be demonstrating various forms of needlework, including cross stitch, bobbin lace and beading. It’s included in Botanica admission, which is $7 for adults. About 50 works by the guild also are on display this month in Botanica’s lobby.

Tomato tip

Give tomato plants the elbow room they need to flourish. Even with stakes or cages to hold them up, indeterminate varieties should have 24 inches of room on each side to avoid crowding. Removing the “suckers” that emerge in leaf crotches will limit the sideways sprawl of the vine.

— Washington Post

In bloom at Botanica

Campanula takesimana, aka bellflower, flowering near the Martha Parriott Terrace Garden.

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