Purple 'Blue Bell' ~ Dahlias are the unsurpassed darlings of the summer garden. Their spectacular color and exotic shapes make them stand out in a border or bed. Their hardiness and low maintenance make them a favorite with gardeners all over the country.
Red geraniums in medium/small clay pots with clay saucers, ideally all in a row along a mantle or window sill, would be a low cost/high impact accessory. Make sure you choose the feathery, French type of petals and the right geranium red.