This year we decided on ONE thing in our garden for sure! We were planting zinnias and cosmos on the front row, REALLY thick! We wanted to look out our kitchen and see flowers! So that's what we did and it is wonderful!!! If you want flowers in your garden plant zinnias! They are beautiful, they grow well, and are hard to kill! Our friends the Boyds plant a packet every week and theirs bloom through September! These are a WONDERFUL addition to any garden.
We also try sunflowers, but make sure you plant them so that they will all face the house! Last year all ours looked like they were mad at us!