Brighten shady beds with the silvery leaves of ‘Silver Bouquet’ pulmonaria. Spring blooms open to reveal pink petals that slowly fade to blue hues. At any point, plants often have multiple flower colors on one stem. Plants grow 7 inches tall by 20 inches wide. Site this deer-resistant beauty near the edge of planting areas to showcase its dainty blossoms. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
‘Sorbonne’ Oriental lily unfurls large blooms that exude a rich perfume. Petals are a pure deep pink with a white edge. Oriental lily grows from a bulb that can be planted in fall or spring. Top-heavy stems grow to 3 feet and benefit from staking. Use care not to pierce the bulb when you insert stakes. Adding them at planting time helps avoid bulb damage. Flowers appear in midsummer and can scent an entire yard on a sultry summer evening. Hardy in Zones 3-9.
The brick wall is a cool feature that is warmed up with the accessories. The dog statue was purchased for $12 at a Goodwill thrift shop, while the homeowner had the zebra sculpture. A bouquet of flowers and houseplant balances out the console table.
Using vibrant flocked velvet wallpaper on the ceiling is a stunning and bold way to liven up this transitional sitting area. Jewel-toned drapery, chair and ottoman fabric draw their influence from the wallpaper while anchoring the eye. A linen pendant light provides an inviting feel while a decorative pillow adds whimsy by mirroring the bouquet of roses.
A large distressed mirror made to look like a vintage window adds depth to this small sitting area. Upholstered light blue chairs with matching throws and pillows create a comfortable sitting area around an ottoman. A bouquet of hot pink roses adds vibrant color to the room's soft palette.
Bold color transforms this sitting area into an exciting focal point. Jewel-toned drapery and bright chair fabric add a daring flair while a white side table stands out with its Asian-influenced design. Attention to detail is shown with a decorated throw pillow mirroring the bouquet of pink roses.
Why we love it: Dark leaves provide consistent season-long color in planting beds. Cut stems of this shrub are terrific in bouquets. Pretty spring flowers open in pink shades. Look for different sizes of dark-leaf ninebark, including dwarf and miniature versions.
Grow this sweet pea, and it will quickly become your favorite. Why? Extra-early, extra-large, richly fragrant blooms on extra-long stems make ‘Mammoth Mix’ (Lathyrus odoratus) the sweet pea of choice for commercial cut flower growers. This is the sweet pea you want for bouquets. Flower colors include navy blue, rose pink, lavender, crimson and salmon pink. The different flower colors all mature at the same time, letting you make bouquets with every color in the vase. These annual vines grow 6 to 8 feet tall and up to 12 feet wide. Why we love it: These big-flowered beauties are heat-tolerant, which makes for a long flowering season.
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.