What Is That Plant In My Garden? Bear’s Breeches ‘Acanthus spinosus’
After over 20 years, this plant took my breath away. It was not like I did not remember seeing it before, but to me, it was always that thorny bush that came up every year. It was not significant for many of those years, and I saw the attractive spiked blooms once in a while. That said, it did not impress me. It showed up in one of my husband’s garden beds, recreated a few years ago, where our rose garden used to be. We also have a Blue River II White Hibiscus and my Pink Lemonade Honeysuckle vine that is still there. The roses died years ago.
Plants In Our Memory Garden
This garden I consider our memory garden where our cats have their final resting place, complete with statues and painted rocks. Jon (my husband) has been adding daylilies and coneflowers to this area, and I have to say this year everything was spectacular. But when this Bear’s Breeches showed up, I was in awe.
Many of you know I am the Behnke family member who does not know all the different plant names by sight. I guessed years ago; someone must have told me the name of this plant was Bear or something, which I went on to insist the name was Bear Claw. LOL Nothing like making up new names.