Home & Garden

Tell us about your garden


Tell us about your garden

A new Home & Garden feature called “In My Garden” will give readers a peek into the yards of area gardeners. If you’d like to be considered for the feature, please send your name, address and phone number along with a brief description of your garden and a digital photo of a particular view or element of it to Annie Calovich at acalovich@wichitaeagle.com. Put “In My Garden” in the subject field.

How to maximize space in kids’ rooms

Typically space is at a premium when it comes to maximizing the space of a child’s bedroom. The room must pack a punch and be able to successfully store and stow all a child’s necessities. Here are some guidelines:

Think function first

▪  Generate a floor plan that creates distinct spaces or zones.

▪  Bunk beds aren’t the only option for children sharing a room; often twin beds separated by a single nightstand creates a restful and inviting environment.

▪ Allow plenty of room for circulation and flow.

Develop a color scheme

▪  Use color such as accent walls to help define a space.

▪ Add pops of color through artwork

▪ Use mirrors. Nothing opens a space better.


▪  Use a drawer utensil divider to organize jewelry, pencils or school supplies.

▪  Use kitchen cabinets to for school papers and books.

▪ Huggable hangers. They reduce space and keep your closet orderly

▪  Clear bins. Put out-of-season items (or those a child doesn’t use very often) in clear bins and then label with a marker or photo that helps you identify what’s inside.


In bloom at Botanica

Daylily, Hemerocallis ‘Fear Not’ in the Chinese Garden of Friendship.