Dahlias are my favorite flower.
Most of my dahlia photos were photographed at The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park on the grounds of the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco. The City's official flower is the dahlia.
Some of my favorite dahlias are Carmen Bunky, Victoria Ann, Happier (which I've included in this post) and Veca Lucia.
My favorite dahlia poem was written by Lord Holland for his wife Lady Holland.
This poem was written by Lord Holland to his wife Lady Holland.
"Lady Holland became known for permanently introducing the dahlia to the United Kingdom," according to Wikipedia and verified via multiple other sources. "An unsuccessful attempt had been made in 1789 by the Marchioness of Bute who brought the plant from Spain, but failed to propagate it....
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