Since they must overwinter, I don't think pots would work very well - especially in Ana's zone. I get at least 6 or 7 different varieties... My favorite is Transylvania. I had to get it for the name alone, but the bulbs are very large and the taste is very "big." They advertise it as having a bit of a "bite!" But Susanville is also a very good one, along with Siberian, Inchelilum Red and several others. I see how each of them does in my climate and growing conditions. I would look at a small sampler. I always get some elephant garlic too. It is awesome roasted. You could definitely tuck them in between the flowers!
Fireplace, yarn, knitting needles, books, wine... check. Yup, I'm ready for winter.