A: Elizabeth Mayhew, a “Today” show style expert and former magazine editor, answers: Keep it stylish and simple. Pick a color he can grow into. There is no reason that his room needs to look like a preschool classroom or a racetrack. If he loves trucks and cars (as my son did), then he will need a comfortable rug, as that is where my son did most of his playing. I would steer clear of going too crazy with a theme. He will soon be on to another obsession.
Lawn, tree questions
Do you have any questions about your lawn or trees? If so, let us know, and we may include them in stories in September in the Home & Garden section. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write Annie Calovich, The Wichita Eagle, 825 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67202.
In bloom at Botanica
Hibiscuses of various stripes, including this Sugar Tip rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus American Irene Scott), with its unusual, creamy-white variegation on the leaves, in the Water Well Garden.
Daylily sale this weekend
The Wichita Daylily Club will have a daylily plant sale from 1 to 4 p.m., or until sell-out, Sunday at Botanica. Admission to the sale is free. There will be many plants and lots of color to choose from.