Zonal Geraniums are annuals. Some of my favorites stand out with banded or variegated foliage. I love variegated or interesting foliage. It makes for interesting and colorful plants, even when they are not in bloom. Geraniums can take full sun to just a bit of shade. They also make great hanging baskets. You can over winter them in the house or greenhouse, and propagate them by taking and rooting cuttings.
I'm Pam and I live in the Pocono Mts in NE PA with my husband of 36 years. We have a half acre wooded lot and a small log cabin home. I LOVE hostas. I run several co-ops each year to buy hostas wholesale from growers. We currently have over 1,000 different varieties growing in our yard plus other shade tolerant plants.