From Swan Island Dahlias, Canby, Oregon. I visited early on Labor Day morning.
A test garden dahlia--they don't have names yet, just numbers. I forgot to photograph the number.
Pipsqueak. Hot Tamale.
Patricia Ann's Sunset. Lucky Ducky.
I'm a Hottie. Koppertone.
Bed Head. Little Missy.
Cloudburst. Crazy Legs.
Mardy Gras. Raspberry Punch.
A worker from Swan Island Dahlias cuts blossoms to be sold to patrons of the Dahlia Show. He's got his knife in his mouth and a bouquet in his hands. I had watched him for a while, walking along and cutting first one stem, then another, until he had this big bunch.