Dahlias are a happy flower, coming in a dazzling and sometimes bizarre array of colours and forms. The plants produce an abundance of flowers from mid-summer to autumn and have an incredible ability to multiply over the growing season. Dahlias have been in the nana shadows for a while but as with all things retro and floral, they’re having a resurgence. This book is eye candy for flower lovers but also a scientific exploration. It explains how to grow, care for and propagate the plant. Then come pages of flower arranging inspiration showcasing a huge range of blooms, complementary flowers and foliage, followed by a catalogue of dahlias ordered by colour – a spectacular book.
From NZ House & Garden Magazine, April 2021.