This wall art features Dahlia
‘Waltzing Matilda’ photographed in my garden in October 2020. Dahlia flowers are
stunning, long flowering and very photogenic. According to The
National Dahlia Society, the dahlia has been in Europe for
over two hundred years. It came from Mexico to the Botanical
Gardens in Madrid towards the end of the eighteenth century.
Today, there are cultivars in the form of the
waterlily, the paeony, the orchid, the chrysanthemum and the
anemone, then there are the main formations like the
decorative, the cactus and semi-cactus types and the ball
forms that have as their smallest relative the popular Pompon
dahlias that beguile so many gardeners.