Geraniums do little for me, but a lovely bake oven hanging off the kitchen wall of a post&beam house is another story.
I was recently out on a long day ride, cycling in Alsace France, in three adjoining villages, I counted twenty of these externally mounted bake ovens. It appears that a house was not considered whole and complete without such an oven mounted for all to see. Way back then, there would have obviously been little work in the area for a public baker.
Village of Grentzingen July 2014