Q: I see lots of outdoor rooms with artwork, candle sconces, etc., hung on the exterior walls of houses pictured in magazines. However, those walls are all flat. What about walls that are vinyl siding? Would you still recommend hanging things on them?
A: Angela Belt of furniture store Room & Board in Washington answers: Absolutely! Ask your hardware store about anchors that will work on the texture, but it really adds a nice layer to the outdoor space. In our Room & Board showroom in Washington, we have planters hung on a brick wall year-round outdoors, and it looks great.
Start mosquito patrol
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We are at the very start of mosquito season: Patrol the yard to remove sources of standing water, including tires, toys, stored boats and canoes, tarpaulins, cans, pots, wheelbarrows and clogged gutters. Even soda cans can provide a breeding site.
Making paper with flowers
Artist and daylily enthusiast Susie Cunningham will show how to make paper from flowers at the next meeting of the Prairie Winds Daylily Society. Cunningham is also a member of the club. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Botanica and is free and open to the public.
Entertainment at the Kansas Grown Farmers Market on Saturday will hail from Las Vegas: Mama’s Wranglers – the Jackson Family Band and Cloggers – will perform from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 21st and Ridge Road. The family members, who range in age from 12 to 23, play their western music and clog worldwide.
In bloom at Botanica
Asiatic lilies, including Lilium “Pink Pixie,” in the peony border west of the Button Fountain.