Sampling of Florist zinnias, still blooming in the south facing border: Crayola-crayon shades of orange, pink, red, yellow and white, arranged in single miniature vases. The one-metre-tall stems were stripped of leaves and cut short to fit the tiny glass vases. (Theresa Forte/Special to Postmedia News)

FORTE: Homegrown fall bouquets

I headed out into the garden on the weekend to cut a few flowers for the table — a half-dozen tall dahlias were calling me from across the garden.