In the height of summer when fall still seems so far away, it’s easy to take your garden for granted. But at this time of year as the weather gets colder, I find I really treasure the few things left. I like to grow edible flowers, which are hard to buy because they must come from a source that is pesticide-free and be used soon after picking. My favourite are nasturtiums – the peppery leaves are great in salads, where they add a taste similar to watercress, and the colourful flowers make a lovely garnish. Easy to grow, I just toss some seeds along my front walk in the spring. The flowers are still blooming, adding a little taste of summer to my fall salads. The garlic chives are also currently in bloom. Similar to regular chives but with a flat leaf and a distinctive garlic taste, I sometimes use them to garnish my dishes. As we head into October, I’m really enjoying the remaining blooms. Here are a few end-of-season pics!