Extreme Makeover dahlia Lithwick, The New Yorker The story behind Lawrence v. Texas.
dahlia comes of another age; she comes from the country of fjords and legends.
My-Boot's nose was in full bloom, a regular purple Burgundy dahlia.
I must tell you of an experience I had in transplanting a dahlia, which was in bloom, the last day of July.
Of course, without them, he could not have it any more than a dahlia, or a tulip.
Frosts that kill dahlia tops, and many other plants, do not harm geraniums.
I am quite sure that there is not so good a dahlia this year.
It was quite plain, and, compared with her own, as a daisy is to a dahlia.
He flew to a dahlia stake, and from there again addressed the lady.
The dahlia, we are told, first came from the valley of Mexico.
1804, named 1791 by Spanish botanist Antonio José Cavanilles for Anders Dahl (1751-1789), Swedish botanist and pupil of Linnaeus, who discovered it in Mexico in 1788. No blue variety had ever been cultivated, hence blue dahlia, figurative expression for "something impossible or unattainable" (1880).