Last week I had the huge pleasure of welcoming Georgianna Lane and her husband David Phillips to my home in Normandy. It was a beautiful sunny day, and I laid our table outside with dahlias all the way down the centre, because it was a day to celebrate dahlias.
I think you know by now how much I love this flower. It is the star of my autumn garden, and because – thank goodness – the more you pick dahlais the more they flower, I have bouquets of the big colourful blooms in my home from August through to the first frosts.
But my table decoration was not only seasonal, it was also my happy dance for Georgianna whose new book Dahlias was recently released. This beautiful book is a definitive guide to dahlia varieties, and I’m thrilled to have been gifted a copy. Of course I found my favorites like Café au Lait, but also discovered some new varieties that I shall be hunting down for the garden next year.
Georgianna and David both work as photographers. You may remember I mentioned David’s book about Venice a couple of months ago, and they each have outstanding Instagram accounts, with their shared account showing only shots of Paris, under the name A Parisian Moment.
And finally, if you are wondering how to grow dahlias and how to get the best results, then I have to tell you about Erin at Floret Farms. She has wonderful on line courses on various aspects of gardening , and offers her readers a very complete and generous guide to growing dahlias for free! Check it out here.
And really finally we are happy to announce the winners on our Stylish Box Giveaway:
Roxane Lacroix and Laurie McPherson
Congratulations and please get in touch!