For the past few years our vegetable garden bed has included garlic. So very easy to grow, but the highlight to me is at this time of year, about a month prior to harvest. Certain varieties of garlic develop scapes – a bulb or flower near the top of a characteristic curled stem. They appear graceful as they twist and curve on the long stems high above the ground. Even better is that they are delicious and provide a “preview of coming attractions” prior to the actual bulb harvest. We particularly enjoy them sauteed, lending a subtle garlic flavor to whatever they are served with.