Q: What is the advantage of having a spray head built into the spout of a kitchen faucet? I would like to install a standard-type faucet with a remote spray, but if I am missing the point, please let me know.
A: Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande answers: Kitchen faucets that require only a single hole in the sink or countertop are a hot trend. One-handle faucets with pull-out spray heads can be easier for people to operate.
Two-handle faucets with a remote spray head are usually competitively priced, and they easily fit most existing sinks. So they are popular as well.
Standard-type kitchen faucets usually require four holes in the sink. If you end up with an extra hole, a soap dispenser can usually be installed to clean up the look.
FloraKansas this weekend
The FloraKansas native plant sale at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston continues this weekend. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Perennials, grasses, vines and shrubs for both shade and sun will be for sale. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and help with plant selection. Admission is free. For more information, go to the website www.dyckarboretum.org.
In bloom at Botanica
Cannas, including South Pacific Scarlet, in the Martha Parriott Terrace Garden and the entry of the Downing Children’s Garden.