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The Grapevine (March 15)

The garden-party-inspired Oh Joy collection debuts Sunday at Target.
The garden-party-inspired Oh Joy collection debuts Sunday at Target. Washington Post

It’s a party at Target

Target has tapped three of the most popular pinners on Pinterest to create party ware collections for garden parties, luxury camping and craft-beer tastings.

“This is the first time we’ve partnered with social-media influencers,” says Angie Thompson of Target. “We see this as a great place to find talented up-and-comers, and today’s top pinners are expert curators of style and design.”

The three collections, for both indoor and outdoor entertaining, will be launched for limited times through 2014. The first group, by Joy Cho, will debut Sunday, featuring 40 serving pieces, decorations, party hats and wall decals. Prices will range from $3 to $25.

Cho is a Los Angeles blogger who has 13.6 million followers on Pinterest and is known for her bold colors and patterns. One of her favorite items in the Target collection is a silicone ice cube layer tray ($12) inspired by her striped ice cubes made by layering smoothies and juices. “That image got repinned 1.5 million times in several days,” Cho says. “From this idea, we created an ice cube tray with scalloped edges for the collection.”

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Gardening tip

Last year’s growth of liriope or lily turf should be removed now before this season’s leaves emerge. Hedge shears are the best tool for this job. The clippings can be added to the compost pile, but discard old leaves that have been damaged by de-icing salt.

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Talk on Kansas-tested plants

Alan Stevens of K-State will be in Wichita next week to give a presentation on the 2014 Prairie Star annuals and perennials – plants that K-State has tested and found to be vigorous throughout the state.

The presentation will be at a joint meeting of the Wichita Hosta Society and the Herb Society of South-Central Kansas at 7 p.m. Thursday at Botanica. Refreshments will be served at 6:30. The event is free and open to the public.