Roses have and will always stand for one thing: love. More specifically, everlasting love. But this Valentine’s Day, forget the outdated red rose (blah) and opt for a softer color. A bouquet of fresh and lovely pastel pink or apricot garden roses, like this Abraham Darby rose, says “I love you” in the most romantic way.
This master bedroom features a warm apricot color scheme with jade accents. Two contemporary side tables are topped with iconic lamps, and windows at either end of the wall are unified with a luxurious silk curtain.
A powder blue sofa with mid-century lines is juxtaposed against traditional end tables and a sleek fireplace surround to create a creative mix of styles. Bright white trim pops against apricot walls, while green and printed throw pillows stand out on the sofa.
Like carnations, roses, the flowers that represent June birthdays, have different meanings for different colors. Red roses signify love, while yellow ones indicate anything from jealousy to friendship. Orange or apricot roses, like 'Lady of Shalott,' mean desire and enthusiasm.
Despite the narrow size of this bathroom vanity nook, a slim chair slips into a corner, just right for putting on shoes or simply relaxing with a cup of morning coffee. The neutral upholstery does't stop the eye, so the space appears airier.
David Austin's 'Grace' as a Tree Rose - 'Grace' is an apricot-colored English Rose with approximately 80 petals per flower. Its pure apricot coloring deepens in the center and pales along the outer edges.The resulting apricot-mix is beautiful with other flower colors, especially dark reds and purples.The blooms are lovely at all stages, from the pointed buds to the shallowly cupped young flowers to the perfect rosettes of maturity with outer petals reflexed. It is very healthy with excellent repeat blooming. The fragrance is a delicious, warm and sensuous Tea rose. Grows to 4 ft tall by 4 ft wide. RHS "Award of Garden Merit." (David Austin 2001, Auskeppy).
Add in the crunch with almonds, walnuts, and crackers. For this tropical theme, a big bowl of plantain chips is a good option. Bring on the sweet: dried apricots, raspberries, blackberries, and juicy grapes.
David Austin English Rose 'Bathsheba' is a vigorous climbing rose with big, beautiful, apricot-colored flowers. It is David Austin's first new apricot-hued climber in 20 years. Its strong myrrh fragrance has a warm floral character with hints of honey and Tea. It blooms repeatedly from early summer till frost. Each shallowly-cupped rosette is densely packed with up to 170 petals. As with all English Rose climbers, 'Bathsheba' is full from the ground up, with plenty of basal stems to fan up and across a trellis.
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.
If you’re a bird watcher, grow ‘Cameo’ Japanese flowering quince; birds often visit this shrub’s quince-like fruits. The apricot-pink flowers open before the leaves and last a long time. These deciduous shrubs are hardy in zones 5 to 9.
Fun use of color sets the stage for a comfortable living space in this casual home. Bright white paint on the ceiling and trim creates crisp contrast against the apricot walls. The wall color is reflected in accessories and textiles throughout the room, while additional bold colors create a visually interesting and lively space.
If you want to enjoy your roses in containers on your deck or patio, grow 'Cream Veranda®. The plants were bred to thrive in containers until fall, when they can be planted into your garden. This rose has creamy, double blooms with apricot centers that open to 2-½ inches across.
When the temperatures change, so do the colors of '‘Sweet Mademoiselle’. In hot weather, the flowers are light apricot; when it’s cooler, they become peachy-pink to deep pink. The full, double blooms are sweetly scented, held on 5-foot shrubs with dark green foliage. This hybrid tea blooms from summer to fall.
Opt for ‘Busy Bee’™ if you’re planting in a small space or container. This miniature hybrid tea has very good resistance to cold and stands up well to summer heat and humidity. The flowers start out apricot, peach and coral, gradually fading to light and hot pink at the edges. For best results, keep the plants deadheaded.