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 Belshe 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.
Another corner of the park features a garden organized by the local MOP's group with some help from the Master Gardeners, which also has great color!
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.
We run the annual and perennial flower trials for Kansas State University