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Text by Naomi Slade Photography by Georgianna Lane
A lavish and informative floral gardening guide devoted to the ever-popular dahlia, featuring over 200 original photographs by Georgianna Lane taken in Europe and the US. Showcasing more than 60 stunning varieties of dahlia, this gorgeous book presents a wide selection from pale and elegant to bold and flamboyant.
The dahlia is a fabulous cutting flower for the home garden. Cut one bloom, and ten more appear on the plant. Blooming late summer to the first frost of autumn, this native of Mexico provides explosions of color in home gardens. The author’s commentary unearths the dahlia from its Aztec origins and imparts practical, hands-on knowledge for growing and overwintering these tropical plants in wintry climes.
Including classics like Café au Lait and lesser-known varieties like Voodoo and Honka, readers will discover a stunning range of specimens from tiny pompoms to heavy-headed dinner plates, to those that resemble daisies, sea anemones, and even fireworks!
Naomi Sladeis a well-known journalist and photographer specializing in gardening, environment, and lifestyle. A biologist by training, a naturalist by inclination, and with a lifelong love of plants, she contributes regularly to a range of British publications includingThe English GardenandHouse and Garden,and appears on TV and radio.
Georgianna Laneis a leading floral, garden and travel photographer whose work has been widely published. Her work has featured inBBC Gardens Illustrated, Gardener’s World, Romantic HomesandVictoria.Visit her blog at georgiannalane.com, which chronicles her styled floral photoshoots and more.