A pink rose that rosarian David Austin himself calls “possibly the best rose we’ve ever bred,” ‘Olivia Rose Austin’ blooms up to three weeks earlier than most English roses. The soft pink flowers have a fruity scent and are backed by dark green foliage; the bushes grow to 3-½ feet tall and have strong disease-resistance.
The street view was an important component for the owner of this boutique. West 5th Street is a busy street in Austin and it was important for her to have mannequins displayed in pop out windows with open views into the store.
Guests are handed a white subway tile with a number for their food order. At the table, they find 2x4 stud table toppers wrapped with "Inspired" questions, to strike thought-provoking and fun conversation. Questions are themed around topics like art, music, film, photography and pop culture.
A fully outfitted home gym features a wall of mirrors and a view of the stone garden wall. The contemporary space has the same neutral color palette and warm wood finishes as the rest of the home, which blends contemporary fixtures and finishes with Tuscan touches.
This room features a mix of traditional farmhouse elements with clean lines and contemporary styling. A pair of traditional candle chandeliers contrast with a glass-paneled balcony railing. A rustic wood lintel supports the wide opening between the kitchen and living space.
‘Imogen,’ another shrub rose from English breeder David Austin, has a button eye, like most so-called Old Roses (a class of roses grown before hybrid teas debuted around 1867). Its lemon-yellow buds open to frilly flowers that gradually become cream-colored. Michael Marriott, an Austin rose expert, recommends growing it with soft blue and lilac perennial flowers. 'Imogen's' scent is a mix of fresh apple and almond with a touch of musk and cloves. Grow it in zones 5 to 9 and expect flowers from early summer till frost.
Winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, ‘Grace’ has apricot-colored blooms that combine beautifully with dark red and purple flowers and foliage. Grow this tree rose for its repeat blooms, warm perfume and exceptionally healthy performance in the garden.
This skillfully remodeled, urban home sits on large lot in the center of the most desired zip code in central Austin, Texas. The bungalow has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate casita with a full bath.