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E. Reckner Greenhouses pick dahlias on their Melville property.

Family owned and operated E. Reckner Greenhouses pick dahlias on their Melville property.

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner picks dahlias on
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner picks dahlias on his grandfather's land in Melville on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The flowers are used to build bouquets that have been ordered by various retailers.

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner picks dahlias on
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner picks dahlias on his grandfather's land in Melville on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The flowers are used to build bouquets that have been ordered by various retailers.

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner picks dahlias as
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner picks dahlias as his grandfather, Ed Reckner, looks on in Melville on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The flowers are used to build bouquets that have been ordered by various retailers.

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner picks dahlias on
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner picks dahlias on his grandfather's land in Melville on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The flowers are used to build bouquets that have been ordered by various retailers.

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner, right, loads picked
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner, right, loads picked flowers into an ATV where his grandfather, Ed Reckner, is behind the wheel in Melville on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The flowers are used to build bouquets that have been ordered by various retailers.

Ed Reckner, of Melville, who owns his family-operated
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Ed Reckner, of Melville, who owns his family-operated wholesale nursery and cut-flower farm in Melville sorts and prepares dahlias picked by his grandson, Alex Reckner, for bouquets purchased by retailers on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner sorts dahlias he
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Third-generation greenhouse farmer Alex Reckner sorts dahlias he picked on his grandfather's land in Melville on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The flowers are used to build bouquets that have been ordered by various retailers.

Greenhouse farmer Ed Reckner, of Melville, sorts and
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Greenhouse farmer Ed Reckner, of Melville, sorts and prepares dahlias picked for boquets by his grandson, Alex Reckner, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Greenhouse farmer Ed Reckner, of Melville, and his
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Greenhouse farmer Ed Reckner, of Melville, and his grandson Alex Reckner, at right, sort and prepare dahlias for bouquets on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Greenhouse farmer Ed Reckner, of Melville, sorts and
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Greenhouse farmer Ed Reckner, of Melville, sorts and prepares dahlias picked for bouquets by his grandson, Alex Reckner, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Greenhouse farmer Ed Reckner, of Melville, and his
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Greenhouse farmer Ed Reckner, of Melville, and his grandson,  Alex Reckner, at left, sort and prepare dahlias for bouquets on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

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