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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
Flowers tested by K-State for the prairie climate
Sunflower District Demonstration & Research Garden
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By Dr. Stevens
Dr. Stevens has been at Kansas State University for over 20 years researching flowers. He serves as the State Extension Specialist in Floriculture and is director of the Horticulture Research Center in Olathe, KS Robin R. Dremsa is a Research ...
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Dr. Stevens has been at Kansas State University for over 20 years researching flowers. He serves as the State Extension Specialist in Floriculture and is director of the Horticulture Research Center in Olathe, KS Robin R. Dremsa is a Research Associate who manages the flower trials. She's been at the K-State Hort. Research & Extension Center since 2007.
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This week's featured demonstration and research garden is near the Colorado border in Goodland, KS. (Yes, Prairie Star flowers really do get tested in ALL parts of the state!)  Extension agent Dana Belche and the Extension Master Gardeners put on a beautiful display in two corners of Gulick Park.   

The display varies each year with different flowers featured, but the volunteer gardeners always plant the beds with style. This is a great example of Hibiscus 'Mahogany Splendor' used in the landscape with low growing annuals surrounding it.

If you happen to be in Goodland admiring the flowers, be sure to go downtown and see their large planters in the summer. The city makes an effort to plant colorful Prairie Star flowers that make a big impact.

The garden is located at the corner of 8th Street and Caldwell St. (NE corner of Gulick Park) in Goodland, KS.  Contact the Extension office for more information at 785-890-4880.

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