Usually, there’s one ice event a year in northern and central Texas. So, hopefully, we’d have had it for this year. It was short lived, even though the temperatures stayed in the teens for several days and low 20’s for a couple of weeks.
Rose bushes planted this year are in the lower right foreground. Quite a shock to the system.
Plants low to the ground got a blast of water from the sprinkler system. That sounds crazy, but our rainfall last year was two thirds of the average. We need the moisture and didn’t know the temps were going to drop that low.
This frozen bush is Flame Acanthus.
In the yard, I use hardy plants that will survive our winter. Risking tender plants that will freeze is crazy, so pots are used for those that I know won’t survive. They do well in the heated shed.
Wherever you are this season, I hope the beauty of winter can be enjoyed however you please – inside or outside.
“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.” Tony Robbins