The Grapevine (Sept. 21)

09/21/2013 8:06 AM

09/21/2013 8:06 AM

Model railroad tour Saturday

The Wichita Area Garden Railway Society will have its annual garden railway tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Seven home gardens and Botanica are on the free tour. You can get a tour map at garden centers and other stores, including Engine House Hobbies, Garden Railway Gizmos and HobbyTown. The map will get you and your immediate family into Botanica for free during tour hours.

Stops on the tour are 217 N. Joann, 1041 S. Cooper, 934 N. Crestway, 1425 N. Broadway, 2434 N. Amidon, 2015 E. Blake and 844 N. Westlink. Botanica is at 701 N. Amidon.

Learn to ID poison ivy

You can learn how to spot poison ivy and get rid of it Tuesday during a walk along the trails of the Extension Center, 21st and Ridge Road. Extension agent Bob Neier will lead the demonstration, which is free, at 5:30 p.m. Register by calling Jackie at 316-660-0143 or emailing

Designer Q&A

Q: What kinds of fabrics are good for the upholstery in kids’ rooms? We also have pets.

A: The best fabrics for kids’ rooms and for pets are outdoor fabrics or solution-dyed acrylics. There have been tremendous developments in this area – no longer do stain-resistant fabrics feel like plastic. Shop locally, try websites such as or check out the fabric by the yard from Ballard Designs.

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