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2019 - What I’m Reading: The Garden Book of California (1906) – 5 in a series – “…and a good, strong garden scissors and knife for cutting flowers.”
2019 - A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram
2018 - Historical Seed Catalogs: D. Landreth Seed Company (1894) – 3 in a series
2017 - Another nice looking tomato from the container garden
2016 - A Minute in the (Sicilian) Garden 42 – Garden Tour – Pears, Persimmons and Squash Blossoms [Video] (1:20)
2016 - Grapes in the Sicilian Summer via Instagram [Photo]
2016 - Olives in the Sicilian Family’s Garden via Instagram [Photo]
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2014 - Noted: Garden Tech: An App to Water Your Lawn via Gardenista
2013 - Video: In the garden…August 17, 2013: Planting carrots, cauliflower, green onions and beans


Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’

Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’

Wow! I love jewel tone colors in nearly everything and this dahlia knocks it out of the park with its almost black burgundy coloration. 

Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Karma Choc'

From My Garden: The RHS’s online community for gardeners…

So Karma dahlias are not only prolific, and with flowers carried on strong straight stems, but each bloom lasts up to twelve days in water. And of course the flower form is excellent and the colours are tempting.

The latest to be introduced is ‘Karma Choc’. Reaching about 90cm/3ft high, everything about the plant is dark: the foliage is rich purple-bronze in colour, the stems are reddish-black and the elegant 5in/12.5cm water lily flowers open deep a Bourneville chocolate colour and mature to deep black-tinted crimson.

‘Karma Choc’ was raised in The Netherlands by Aad Verwer and was selected in 2002 from seedlings resulting from the pollination of an unnamed dahlia seedling by the rich red ‘Karma Naomi’.

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Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

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