Thursday, October 2, 2014

Applewood Estate | Part IV | Dahlias

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The Thomas Edison Dahlia found on the Applewod Estate I have applied a "Matisse-like cutout application" to the photograph.











Dahlias are perennial plants, with mostly tuberous roots native to Mexico and southward.

They are a member of the huge Asteraceae family, known for asters and daisies, and petal-like florets.

Dahlia takes it’s name from the Swedish botanist  Anders (Andreas) Dahl (1751 – 1789), a student of Carl Linnaeus. 

It is Mexico’s national flower.
Dahlias are featured in the cutting garden in a row of orangerie planters as well as accenting statuary throughout the garden.
Dahlia 'Dahlinova' series

There are now thousands of cultivars of Dahlia officially registered through the Royal Horticultural Society at Kew.
Dahlia 'Sterling Silver'
                                      


                                       Thomas Edison Dahlia







An Historic Estate | Applewood
2014


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