Here's one of my favorite types of annuals, the geranium. I tend to avoid the traditional geranium colors like white and red. Although those, planted in quantity, can make quite a statement. I lean towards colors like this one and I especially like the variegation. I don't know the name of this geranium because it didn't come with a plant tag. I have it planted in a container with herbs--sage and thyme--both of which are perennial.
Bookshelf: Container Gardening Books