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The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias


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Introduction 1 Origin and History 2 Botany 3 Dahlia Types 4 Dahlia Species 5 Dahlias in the Garden 6 Cultivation (including Pests and Diseases) 7 Propagation 8 Raising New Varieties 9 Exhibiting Dahlias 10 A-Z of Dahlias in Cultivation 11 Dahlias in North America 12 Dahlia Societies and Trials Appendices: Glossary - Where to Buy Dahlias - Where to See Dahlias - Dahlias on the Internet - Selected British Varieties - Selected American Varieties - Reading About Dahlias Index

About the Author

Gareth Rowlands is a research geneticist who has been responsible for breeding vegetables for the food business worldwide. He is a member of the Executive Council of the National Dahlia Society and Chairman of the Classification Committee. He has written numerous articles for the National Dahlia Society publications, and writes a monthly column on dahlias for Amateur Gardening. He lives in Bedford.


'A thoroughly good read and a book no self-respecting dahlia grower would want to be without.' - The Garden

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