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Dahlias : Beautiful Varieties For Home And Garden - Naomi Slade


Beautiful Varieties For Home And Garden

By: Naomi Slade, Georgianna Lane (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 2 August 2018

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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.

About the Author

Naomi Slade is a well-known journalist and photographer specialising in gardening, environment and lifestyle. A biologist by training, naturalist by inclination and with a lifelong love of plants, she has written books on both snowdrops and orchards. She contributes regularly to a wide range of publications, including The Telegraph, The English Garden and House and Garden, and appears on TV and radio.

About the Illustrator

Georgianna Lane is a leading floral, garden and travel photographer whose work has been widely published internationally in books, magazines, calendars and greeting cards. Her work has featured in The New Yorker, BBC Gardens Illustrated, Romantic Homes and Gardener's World. Her blog, Photography and Other Magic, chronicles her styled floral photo shoots and her extensive international travels to photograph beautiful gardens and iconic destinations.
Industry Reviews
'[H]andsomely produced and lushly illustrated.' * The Irish Times *
'[L]avishingly photographed...if you haven't already fallen in love with dahlias, this book will surely convert you.' * Daily Mail *
'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 *
'lively descriptions...and the photographs are simply glorious too.' * Daily Mail Weekend *
'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 *
'Leaves no question of cultivation unanswered.' * Hortus *

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