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The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias By Gareth Rowlands

The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias
by Gareth Rowlands

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In this title, chapters on botany and types of dahlias are coupled with cultivation advice which should help gardeners optimize the performance of their plants. There is also information on how to increase stock through propagation, raising plants for exhibiting, and breeding new varieties.
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The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias Summary


The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias by Gareth Rowlands

With over 20,000 varieties to choose from, expert grower Gareth Rowlands provides indispensable recommendations for the professional and amateur gardener alike. Chapters on botany and types of dahlias are coupled with cultivation advice which will help gardeners optimize the performance of their plants. Information on how to increase your stock through propagation will appeal to ordinary gardeners while chapters on raising plants for exhibiting, and breeding new varieties offer much for the established enthusiast. Illustrated with superbly detailed photographs and informative botanical drawings, The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias will delight dahlia lovers, convert those new to the genus and inspire a new generation of growers.

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The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias Reviews


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

About Gareth Rowlands


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.

Table of Contents


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

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GOR002779024
The Gardener's Guide to Growing Dahlias by Gareth Rowlands
Gareth Rowlands
Used - Very Good
Paperback
David & Charles
2003-05-29
160
0715315994
9780715315996
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