Dahlias, beautiful varieties for home and garden

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Dahlias, beautiful varieties for home and garden Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Pavilion Books Pages: 240 Illustrations and other contents: 150 photographs and line illustrations ISBN: 9781911595250 Category:

For years dahlias have been dismissed for being garish, gaudy additions to gardens and arrangements, but when you find the right variety it’s hard to think of a better garden plant or a more striking cut flower. The next title in Pavilion’s series of stylish floral gardening guides celebrates the diversity and return to fashion of the dahlia.

This title will help you unearth the history of the dahlia from its Aztec origins, as well as impart practical know-how. Follow Pavilion’s guide to over 60 beautiful varieties to find out when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they’ll look like. Including classics life Cafe au Lait, to lesser know varieties like Karma Choc and Moonfire, you’ll discover a stunning range of specimens from pompoms to heavy-headed dinner plates, to those that resemble daisies, sea anemones and even fireworks!

With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the forgotten glory of the dahlia.

Weight1.06 kg
'Leaves no question of cultivation unanswered.' * Hortus * 'A comprehensive, quick-reference guide. This is a visually stunning book with superb photography, which makes it a beautiful experience to turn each page - a great introduction to the genus' * Gardens Illustrated Magazine * 'lively descriptions...and the photographs are simply glorious too.' * Daily Mail Weekend * 'This is a visually stunning book with superb photography, which makes it a beautiful experience to turn each page...a great introduction to the genus.' * Garden Answers * '[L]avishingly photographed...if you haven't already fallen in love with dahlias, this book will surely convert you.' * Daily Mail * '[H]andsomely produced and lushly illustrated.' * The Irish Times *

Author Biography

Georgianna Lane is a leading floral, garden and travel photographer whose work has been widely published. Her work has featured in BBC Gardens Illustrated, Gardener's World, Romantic Homes and Victoria. With over 60k followers on instagram, her blog georgiannalane.com chronicles her styled floral photo shoots and her extensive international travels to photograph beautiful gardens and iconic destinations. Naomi Slade is a well known figure in the world of gardening media, where she writes and broadcasts about horticulture, design, environment and lifestyle. A biologist by training, a naturalist by inclination, and with a lifelong love of plants, she has written books on snowdrops and orchards. She contributes regularly to a wide range of publications, including the Telegraph, The English Garden, and House and Garden. Her local and national TV and radio appearances include presenting on BBC Gardeners' World.