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September 15, 2014

Prairie Star Flower blog is award winner

Submitted by Mary Lou Peter

Kansas State University's Prairie Star Flower blog has been named the winner of the Outstanding Education Materials Award by the American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Division.

The blog contains colorful photos, garden design tips and the latest research findings in the Prairie Star flower annual trials. Prairie Star flowers are annual bedding plant varieties tested by K-State to determine those that are best suited for the transitional prairie climate. To be included on the Prairie Star list, flowers have to exhibit superior performance for two or more years in research trials in Olathe, Wichita, Hays and Colby.

The blog is written by K-State Research and Extension florticulture specialist Alan Stevens and research associate Robin Dremsa to aid gardeners at all experience levels in choosing the right plant for the right place in the landscape.