My first specialty flower show happened to be a dahlia show, back in 1922 I think. I had my eyes opened then to what was happening in the culture of dahlias, and this book somehow rounds up random impressions- and personal experience- in the years since then. From garden to show table, this covers virtually all the average gardener, and the small scale dealer, needs to know about dahlias:- classifications, guide to varieties, what to buy and where, how to grow and how to show them. The new emphasis is on the smaller types, and the author advises buying either root clumps or single roots, green plants, or starting from seed- and gives the pros and cons of each. The lists will prove helpful to those who have access to a wide range of materials. Pests and diseases, their recognized treatment, and regional variations comprise the balance of the text.