Part shade and moist soil provide perfect conditions for ligularia. Historically, ligularia was a go-to perennial for moist shade, but flower spikes often towered far above leaves, creating a plant that looked out of proportion. ‘Bottle Rocket’ improves on that condition, unfurling bright yellow flowers that stand just above leaves. When the plant blooms, it appears to be hoisting a sunny bouquet. Deer-resistant plants grow 28 to 34 inches tall by 24 to 28 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Playing off the space travel theme, designer Naomi Alon installed a pendant light that looks a lot like a rocket! Not only does this piece brighten the bedroom, but it also totally complements the astronaut-printed duvet below.
From the rocket decal to the blue accent wall and abstract area rug, this kids' room is packed with playful personality. On the far left, a little closet with a porthole window doubles as a toy chest for board games and stuffed animals.
This play tent has the potential to be just about anything -- a house, a rocket waiting to be launched or whatever else the little ones imagine! Pillows and blankets ensure that it's comfortable inside if they want to nap after.
Soft blue walls and simplicity dominate this sweet boy's bedroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. Pops of red contrast with the hue on the walls, and the Sputnik-style light fixture ties in with rocket-ship bedding. Hardwood floors are an easy-to-clean option for a kid's room.
A beautiful lawn makes planting beds sparkle. This bed features a blend of shrubs, perennials and annuals, including Sweet Caroline Bewitched Green with Envy sweet potato vine and Hippo Red and Hippo Rose hypoestes. The planting also includes several ornamental grasses: ‘Fireworks’ variegated fountain grass, ‘Sky Rocket’ purple fountain grass, and Vertigo elephant grass.
Angela is an engineer who tests rocket engines for a living. She's relocated from Tallahassee to Texas with her mom and 5-year-old son and is looking for a fixer upper. Chip and Jo help find and transform a spot that's certain to satisfy all three family members.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this teen's bedroom has lots of personality and lots of storage. With a funky, patterned bedspread and a "You Rock" rug, this space is sure to be any teen's dream. Dressers line each side of the room so that there is plenty of storage. The interests of the occupant are displayed on top of the dressers with Leggos, rockets and a globe.
T'Challa's sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) is the Steve Jobs of Black Panther, a talented inventor in the tradition of the James Bond character Q. Here the tech genius is a teenage girl who creates rocket gloves and defensive body armor in a typical Afrofuturist brand of off-the-charts female empowerment and intelligence. In this scene Shuri battles T'Challa's nemesis Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in an outfit that blends cutting-edge technology and the kind of face decoration and dress that evoke indigenous African design.
One of the most precious values a shared plant can bring with it is a little story. My grandmother showed me how the old-timey rocket larkspur (Consolida ajacis)with its tall spires of pink, blue, purple and white, has a rabbit face in each blossom! When I show it to all my garden visitors, and as I share the seeds, which should be planted in the fall, I expect recipients to pass the story along as well.
Cater to all of your senses as you craft your retreat. By including fragrant flowers and herbs in the mix, you’ll discover the joy of breathing in rich floral aromas or spicy tones, which enhances the whole outdoor relaxation experience. Container gardens don’t have to be boring. Tuck plants into crates, baskets, buckets or your old garden boots. Plantings give you a chance to express your creativity and give your retreat a true signature style. This scented retreat includes two types of English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): Blue Spear and Avignon Early Blue. Other herbs that offer a nose-pleasing bouquet include mint, basil, rosemary and thyme. For fragrant flowers, try dame’s rocket (Hesperis), Oriental lily, moonflower vine, rose or daphne.
Virgin Atlantic Airways offers their own in-air take on high tea with a specially-curated tea created by master patissier Eric Lanlard on day flights featuring handmade sandwiches, scones and an assortment of macarons. Upper Class, Premium and Economy cabins can all enjoy variations on high tea . The afternoon tea is also offered in the Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow Clubhouse between 3 and 5:30 daily with a pot of tea and Lanson rose champagne served alongside a host of savory and sweet treats including sultana scones with strawberry preserve, lemon and clotted cream; Eton mess verrine with strawberry coulis; broccoli, goat cheese and cress tart and proscuitto, tomato and rocket on a stone-baked brown roll.