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Encyclopedia of Dahlias

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By: Bill McClaren

211 pages, 855 col photos, 2 line drawings

Timber Press

Hardback | Sep 2004 | #147753 | ISBN: 0881926582
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Nearly 700 selections are included, complete with notes on their history, awards and cultural peculiarities. Additional chapters on dahlia are and propagation, dahlia species in nature, hybridizing and showing dahliahs add to this well rounded overview. Thorough appendices with resources on dahlia societies, nurseries and gardens complete the book.

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Bill McClaren has been growing and showing dahlias for nearly 50 years. For the past 20 years, he has hybridized all forms of dahlias; over 100 of his varieties are listed in the American Dahlia Society's ADS Classification and Handbook of Dahlias. After retiring from a 30-year career as an educator, he owned and operated, together with his wife, Alpen Gardens, a commercial dahlia nursery, for 20 years. He is a member of the American Dahlia Society, serving 10 years as research chairman, and is the founder of the Montana Dahlia Society. He is a Senior Judge and instructs dahlia judging schools throughout the northwestern United States and Canada. His articles have been published in the Bulletin of the American Dahlia Society and Dahlias of Today.

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