That tiny dahlia is called "Little Scotty".
A few days after the pie social, I flew out to Spokane to see my daughter Gabe and her garden. And we made big plans to go to Swan Island Dahlias' Open House (in Canby Oregon) as well as a tour of Heirloom Roses (23 miles west in St. Paul OR). I have ordered from both of these family run businesses for years and I was excited to see the farms up close and personal. After I arrived in Spokane, Gabe and I immediately set off for Portland OR that very day by car, a six hour journey. We stayed the night near downtown Portland and spent the next day playing in that fair city until evening. Then we drove to my sister Dede's, aka Pig Nose's house, where we enjoyed dinner out at a Thai restaurant with her and Brad and then play time with their new Labradoodle puppy, Bourges.