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Locating spots of color in your landscape
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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 ...
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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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Landscape design tip

Where should flower beds - spots of color - be placed in a landscape?  Colorful flowers should be used to draw the eye to a specific location and to provide a color contrast to nature's neutral green grass, shrubs and trees. A well designed landscape should lead a visitor's eye to the point of initial contact.  In town this is usually the front door, while out on the farm, it may be a door to the side or rear of the home.  A pot of flowers or a group of annual flowers near the front entrance will attract attention and help guide your visitors to where you would like them to go.
Color spots are often used to give clues or guidance to visitors.

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