Fuchsias are pretty in the garden and make lovely earrings (just hook a French wire earring through the base of the flower...it's good to also brush off the pollen or nip the pollen tips off too).
Dahlias always remind me of my late great uncle Glen. He always had a huge garden of dahlias. He perfected the art of growing them... some would be over 6 ft tall. He gave them all away...Most to nursing homes and hospitals in Olympia. Loved him.