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 more striking cut flower. This fabulous book is a stylish floral gardening guides which celebrates the diversity and return to fashion of the dahlia.
This book by Naomi Slade explores the history of the dahlia from its Aztec origins and its highs and lows as a cultivated plant, to its current status as one of the most adored flowers on the planet. This beautiful book reveals over 60 beautiful varieties and talks you through their charms and assets together with practical cultivation tips for any garden. Including classics like Cafe au Lait and Karma Choc, together with modern, dark-leaved stunners like the Mystic series, the varieties and forms range from perky pompons and lush dinner plates to those that resemble sea-anemones or spectacular fireworks!
With contemporary commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everybody who appreciates the glamour and versatility of the dahlia.
About Naomi Slade
Naomi Slade is a journalist, author, designer and consultant. She works extensively within the gardening and lifestyle media as a writer and broadcaster and lectures on a range of specialist subjects. She is also an award-winning designer of show gardens and other exhibits, often with an environmental focus.
Print media: Naomi is a prolific writer with over 25 years’ experience. She contributes frequently to UK magazines on a wide range of topics and has a columns in Garden News magazine.
Naomi has presented segments on mainstream TV shows, including BBC Gardeners' World and ITV's Coast and Country. She is also a versatile radio contributor and an expert speaker and lecturer. As a biologist and naturalist with an interest in both the environment and the cultivated landscape, Naomi has expertise in areas including wildflower meadows, woodland, natural and naturalistic landscapes, traditional and modern orchards, sustainability, wilding and bulb planting
You can find more of Naomi Slade's books here
About Georgianna Lane
The stunning photography is by Georgianna who is also an author and photographer with a passion for flowers, travel and historic cities. Georgianna's mission is to uplift and inspire with beautiful words and images. You can find Georgianna's Instagram feed here.
Hardback | 240 pages
189 x 246 x 32mm
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