Monday, June 14, 2010
Dahlia is a genus of perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremonies, as well as for decorative purposes. The dahlia gets its name from a Swedish 18th-century botanist, Anders Dahl. There are at least 36 species of dahlia, with colors in the warm ranges, such as red, orange, yellow, pink, and white. It’s flowers come in a huge amount of different shapes and sizes. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden plants. They do best in full light, and in well drained rich soil. The flowers themselves are often used to symbolize dignity, elegance, and good taste.
Posted by George at 10:52 AM