Rediscovering Heirloom Dahlias

Drawn to the rich colors of the Victorian flower varieties, this heirloom gardener is carefully breeding and recreating forgotten heirloom dahlias.

The trick to recreating these old dahlias is in the seeds, because they don't always grow true — open-pollination of the flowers creates crossing with the other dahlias in the garden.
Photo by William Woys Weaver