Hanging Nasturtiums in box planters for the deck or balcony.. colorful, beautiful. - Substitute flowers for high heat areas: Perhaps you can substitute flowers in VA that take the heat http://www.weekendgardener.net/garden-plants/high-heat-flowers-080908.
My top five workhorse annuals | Carol Standil Colour & Design
They gutted the whole thing and rebuilt it themselves, opening it up and truly brightening it. They added vibrant wallpaper by Justina Blakeney, installed a modern kitchen, and added a ton of plants in every nook.