Q: How can you make an outdoor space feel cozy? It seems like my patio space is so spread out that it’s not very intimate, and I’m not sure I have enough money for more furniture.
A: Elizabeth Mayhew, a contributing editor at NBC’s “Today” show and decorating columnist, responds: You should try using large pots and outdoor lanterns to help delineate a smaller space. You can also use outdoor rugs (available in some garden departments and at places such as World Market) to create a focal point, and then arrange furniture around them.
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Daylily show on Sunday
The Wichita Daylily Club will sponsor a daylily show accredited by the American Hemerocallis Society on Sunday at Botanica. It will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission to the show is free. It will feature different sizes, forms and colors of daylilies grown in the Wichita area. For information on entering the show, call Sherryl at 316-721-4810.
Plant a Row for the Hungry
About 250 pounds of cooking apples from a local doctor brought this summer’s tally of produce donated to the needy through Plant a Row for the Hungry to 378 pounds. Fruits and vegetables can be donated at the Kansas Food Bank, 1919 E. Douglas; Augusta Ace Home Center, 316 W. Seventh, 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, 2707 W. 13th St.; and Valley Feed & Seed, 1903 S. Meridian.
In bloom at Botanica
Black-eyed Susans, including Rudbeckia hirta “Prairie Sun,” in the Margie Button Memorial Garden.