Latest Dahlia Stories

2014-04-15 23:13:58

‘Like’ Longfield Gardens on Facebook for a chance to win a variety of dahlias perfect for border gardens. Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Dahlias offer a world of possibilities. Used en masse or planted alongside annuals and perennials, border dahlias, add a bold, late summer punch that no other flower can. Beginning April 14, bulb-lovers across the country can enter for a chance to win a variety of melody and gallery dahlias in Longfield Garden’s Facebook contest, the Border...

Scientists Finally Understand How Black Dahlia Gets Its Color
2012-11-23 13:47:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The distinctive coloring of a black dahlia is based on an increased accumulation of anthocyanins as a result of drastically reduced concentrations of flavones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Plant Biology. The dahlia is a popular garden flower, and continuous breed of it has led to 20,000 varieties, many of them showing red hues. The molecular mechanisms for a spectrum of dahlias are already well known,...

2006-09-01 03:29:12

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - It's damned tough for even big-name filmmakers to get a movie made these days. It helps to be a versatile jack-of-all-trades, someone who can play the studio game and make the occasional compromise. But most directors are better at some things than others; they are drawn to certain themes and subjects that resonate and are not necessarily commercial. Martin Scorsese revels in the Little Italy gangster milieu; John Ford liked to make...

2006-08-31 05:40:00

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES -- If the upcoming movies "Hollywoodland" and "The Black Dahlia" prove anything, it's that making a movie set in old Los Angeles ain't what it used to be. Both films are set in Hollywood's glamorous past -- "Dahlia" in 1947 and "Hollywoodland" in 1959 -- and deal with mysterious deaths: "Dahlia" concerns the murder of aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, while "Hollywoodland" investigates the supposed suicide of "Superman" actor George Reeves. And for both, the majority...

Latest Dahlia Reference Libraries

2005-07-12 18:34:31

Dahlia is a genus of bushy, summer and autumn flowering, tuberous perennials. They are originally from Mexico and also the national flower of that country. In 1872 a box of Dahlia roots were sent from Mexico to the Netherlands. Only one plant survived the trip, but produced spectacular red flowers with pointed petals. Nurserymen bred from this plant, which was named Dahlia juarezii with parents of Dahlias discovered earlier and these are the progenitors of all modern Dahlia hybrids. Ever...

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