By: Kim Charles

Fine Gardening Assistant Editor, Carol Collins, perfectly captures the abundant blooms of the Dahlia.

"There are 30 public gardens within 30 miles of Philadelphia, so Fine Gardening editors visit the area quite often. The first week of October I was in Kennett Square, PA. With a few free hours and great afternoon light, I went to check out the trial beds at Longwood Gardens. The dahlia beds were huge, and in full, riotous bloom. What an autumn treat for any plant lover!"

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