A 2016 introduction, ‘The Poet’s Wife' is only the 16th yellow rose among all the David Austin Roses. Its perfume is described as old rose, with hints of lemon rind, peach and mango, a fruity-citrusy blend that becomes sweeter as the flowers age. This bush rose grows to 4 feet tall.
This charming bouquet makes a great St. Patrick's Day dinner centerpiece or a thoughtful gift of good luck. To achieve this high-end look, choose premium flowers such as fresh green hydrangeas, Green Trick dianthus, ornamental kale, green-tinted Mondial roses, white wax flower, Silver Dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus and lemon leaf greenery.
This kitchen's crisp, clean white design shows just how much a bit of color can make an impact. Aside from the turquoise chairs and red stools and pillows, the addition of lemons and sunflowers provides a cheery, bright yellow that can be changed out by the day — and those sunny-hued things can be functional, too! In the fall, why not try orange bell peppers paired with chrysanthemums?
Nestling up to this contemporary kitchen island on cheery, cherry red chairs with a big cup of coffee is a great way to start the day. While the space is expansive, pendant lights bring down the ceiling without closing in the kitchen, working with the fun stools to create a room that feels intimate and homey. An ever-present plant and sunny lemons bring additional life and light.
Fried corn on the cob is bursting with sweet flavor! A standard fryer will hold about four medium ears of corn broken in half. Brush them lightly with olive oil and fry at 370°F for 10-12 minutes. We suggest flake sea salt and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to finish.
Why we love it: Tree peonies open extra-large blooms, and ‘High Noon’ is no exception. These sunny blossoms measure 6 to 9 inches across and exude a lemon scent. Yellow petals have red flares in the center. Plants sometimes flower a second time in late summer or fall. Light shade keeps blossom color at its best.
Divide the table into three sections; sweet, savory and bubbly and indicate this on pretty tags. In the center of the table, place shots of rose lemon champagne punch, garnished with blueberries on a rectangle white plate. Using white highlights the bright colors and keeps the look streamlined.
The Lawrence features a cocktail menu developed communally by its talented team of bartenders, with a surfeit of wit and imagination. Belly up to the winding front-and-center bar to chat with the knowledgable staff and to sample some of the the summer cocktails inspired by favorite movies like I'd Pity Him with gin, Sambuca, passionfruit, blackberries, blueberries, mint, lemon and cava.
Thai basils are stronger than sweet basils, and this variety, 'Siam Queen', has a licorice flavor. A member of the mint family, fragrant basils are often made into teas thought to sooth upset tummies. For extra flavor, steep a tablespoon of grated lemon peel and two teaspoons of black tea leaves in your basil tea.
With most of its materials sourced from the grocery store, this unique, punchy arrangement is not only super fresh, but is also a great low-cost alternative to a traditional fresh flower bouquet. Make your own from an assortment of Granny Smith apples, limes, ornamental kale, green hypericum, Bells of Ireland, Italian ruscus, Silver Dollar eucalyptus and lemon leaf greenery.
A couple of coats of a high-quality gold spray paint makes an affordable table ready for a party. “Our bar area is clean and simple with plenty of personality,” says Atlantan Amanda Macy Hall, who blogs about home decor and DIY projects. “We keep an edited mix of liquors and a fresh selection of add-ins, such as herbs grown in our garden, lemons and limes.” She tucked chic faux fur stools--an IKEA hack--underneath for additional seating.
If you’ve got just a bit of money to spend on color, consider putting it into one high-impact piece: your sink. While showstopping cast-iron or fireclay sinks can run you well into four figures, this porcelain-coated stainless steel Porcela sink from Houzer is durable, lightweight and can be found for under $400 at Wayfair.com. This model comes in lemon yellow, mint green and navy blue (shown).
After the holiday plates, platters and placemats are stored away, add a new element of greenery through fresh flowers and topiaries. The lemon cypress topiaries and Star of Bethlehem in urns provide a touch of green, whether on a table or on a mantle, says Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs, a floral and event studio in Aiken, S.C.
Add an extra layer of creativity and color to your floral arrangements by placing fruit wheels inside of decorative vessels. To do this, you’ll need two vessels slightly varying in width. Place the smaller vessel inside of the larger one; then fill the gap between them with 1/4-inch slices of oranges, limes and lemons. Then add water once they’re in place. The innermost vessel will be used to house your featured floral.
Find a new use for old and unused items. In this kitchen in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," a vintage step stool, repurposed as a table that now holds a bowl of lemons, fills an empty space leading into the pantry. To further the retro aesthetic, the walls are painted a light shade of green, and subway tile is used as the backsplash.
Named for a cousin to Queen Elizabeth, ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ has huge, pink blooms surrounded by an outer ring of soft pink petals. Its tea rose fragrance changes to a lemon scent, with hints of blackberry, before the flowers fade. Grow this David Austin Rose for its very large blooms, which have up to 130 petals each. This is one of the most fragrant English roses, with exceptional tolerance to heat and humidity.
New for Spring 2017: David Austin Roses introduces 'Desdemona', a voluptuous new white English Rose with an exceptionally long bloom season. The new rose is hardy in USDA Zones 5 - 10 and will fare well in both hot/humid and hot/dry conditions. Its strong fragrance is complex: Old Rose and almond blossom with hints of lemon zest and cucumber. For Spring 2017, it is available in the U.S. and Canada as bare root stock from 800-328-8893 or DavidAustinRoses.com.
Bring a touch of citrus to your tabletop with an arrangement of fruit slices with vibrant flowers. Gather the following materials for this spring project: (4) limes, lemons or oranges per vessel, (1) 10-inch diameter round glass vessel, (1) 8-inch diameter round glass vessel, floral shears, floral wire, wire snips, paring knife, water, glass, cutting board, (2) bunches of bells of Ireland and (2) bunches of a coordinating green flowers.