The Dahlia: its History and Cultivation

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    THE history of the dahlia is told in this handbook by Mr. Richard Dean; the botany is described by Mr. John Ballantyne; the propagation and exhibition of the dahlia are dealt with by Mr. Stephen Jones; and the cultivation by Mr. Robert Fife; while Mr. William Cuthbertson, the editor of “Dobbie's Horticultural Handbooks,” to which series the present volume belongs, contributes an introduction. The book is interesting to the botanist as well as the florist, and it should be possessed by every one who finds delight in cultivating dahlias. Of especial value to floriculturists is a full and classified catalogue of varieties of the dahlia, and selections for various purposes. The varieties are arranged alphabetically, and the characteristics of each are described.

    The Dahlia: its History and Cultivation.

    By various Writers. Pp. 81. (London: Macmillan and Co., 1897.)

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