Cool weather continues. In fact, one day last week there was frost on the ground. The world has gone wonky.
Katy Road Roses covering a six foot bush. This rose was introduced in 1977 and was known in Texas as Katy Road because it was “found” on Katy Road in Houston. It was actually developed by Dr. Griffith Buck at Iowa State University to withstand the long, cold winters of the Midwest. He named it Carefree Beauty.
Because this rose also does so well in the hot, dry summers of Texas, it was named the 2006 “Earth-Kind® Rose of the Year” by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The bush has several flushes of rich pink blooms from spring until frost. Each flower produces a large orange rose hip.
So call it Katy Road or Carefree Beauty, it’s a great rose for the garden.
Artemisia is a plant that I think every large yard should have. This one has been in a pot for years. I have another one that is trying to take over a flowerbed. To keep it in a space, simply cut off the runners. They each have roots, so they can be potted and passed along.
To the left is native Yellow Columbine – very hardy perennial.
Hope you and your family are safe and well. I pray especially for those who live in city apartments or any confined space with children and for those whose jobs have been affected by all the closings. These times definitely call for patience.
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.” David G. Allen