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Dahlias do not come into their own much until September and October. But during the summer, the dahlia plant has significant stature, great texture, and presence. A little in the way of Verbena bonariensis and scaevola, and tufts of a grass whose name I cannot remember makes for a container planting that is much about form and mass-stature-, and not so much about flowers.
White Clips Bell Flower - gorgeous, their slight translucencyWhite Clips is the white version of the famous Blue Clips; they make a great display together. 8 to 12 inches tall. (Campanula carpatica Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Plant Size: 8-10" tall, Up to 18" wide Light: Full Sun, Mostly Sunny, Half Sun / Half Shade Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Nicotiana-best in smell-Look for old-fashioned varieties of nicotiana to fill your garden with a strong, sweet fragrance. Plant it near your patio or bedroom window as the scent is most pronounced at night