These are Mary's dahlias which she bought for her garden. As for mine, it was supposed to be finished by Ray, the handyman, while I was in Ohio. When I got home, there was some work, but it wasn't finished. Or at least I hoped he wasn't finished. I hesitated to call him to ask because it sounded accusatory. He just now called me to say he has had to work extra shifts and said, "I really want to be there because working in your garden is so peaceful to me" which struck me as really genuine. He has all sort of plans of things he wants to do which is more like the man I know. So my own garden continues to be a work in progress. He has to work all weekend, but we're having rain all weekend anyway.