Rose, daylily, garden-plant sales at Herb Day
More than herbs will be for sale during Herb Day this weekend at the Extension Center. The Wichita Daylily Club will be selling a variety of daylilies, and the Wichita Rose Society will have easy-care Drift roses and Buck roses for sale. The master gardeners also will be selling plants from their gardens. Shop early for best selection. Hours for Herb Day are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
The Herb of the Year for 2015 is savory. There are two kinds: Summer savory is an annual that survives only the summer, while winter savory survives most Wichita winters and is considered a perennial, says master gardener Lisa LaRue. Summer savory is often used in French cooking, being one of the ingredients in Herbes de Provence. Winter savory is similar in flavor but is woodier and shrubby and doesn’t get as big, she says.
Farmers markets opening
The Old Town Farmers Market opens for the season from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at First and Mosley. The Kansas Grown Farmers Market in Derby also will open Saturday, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Derby Chamber of Commerce, 611 N. Mulberry. And on Wednesday morning, the Lincoln Heights market opens from 7 to 11 at Oliver and Douglas.
Keeping flowers safe from cats
Nothing attracts a feline like a vase of fresh flowers, with gorgeous blooms waiting to be beheaded or shredded.
Protects the blossoms from feline murder plots: Hang the flowers out of reach.
Wrap jute twine or sisal cord twice around the neck of a clean glass jar, below the screw threads on the rim, and tie securely with a knot, leaving 8 to 10 inches of tails on the twine. A small food jar cleaned up and spared from the recycling bin works great. Fill the jar with 2 inches of water and a few stems and knot the rope tails together to hang from a hook on the wall. Sorry, kitties, you can’t get them now.
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