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On the grapevine (May 19)

Green scene

Think of it as the Herb Day of hostas. The Wichita Hosta Society is throwing a Hostapalooza event on May 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Extension Center, 21st and Ridge Road. Rob Mortko, “the Hosta Guy” from Olathe, will be there, and vendors will be selling such things as dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, fairy gardens, papercrete containers, hypertufa troughs, whimsical garden sculptures and caladiums. There will be seminars and a plant sale by the Wichita Hosta Society. Admission is free, the farmers market is in the parking lot, and the master gardeners’ demo garden is now planted for the summer for observing.

Design Q&A

Q. My kitchen has horrible wallpaper that was applied over other, older wallpaper. Should I remove it all and start new with paint? Or should I scrape off the peeling parts and apply fresh wall-paper?

A: Tear it all down and start with fresh drywall. From there, you can paint or wall-paper.

– Washington Post

In bloom at Botanica

The lilies are popping, including Lilum Asiatic “Liberation,” blooming near the Margie Button Memorial Fountain. “This weekend it will be spectacular,” says Kristin Marlett of Botanica. For anniversary-event details, see Page 2C.