Growing a Crown of Thorns
March 12, 2014 at 3:12 a.m.
Helen Kaiser sits on the front porch of her Victoria home, where she has successfully cultivated a Crown of Thorns plant, which is now in full bloom. The brick red blooms mask the stem, which is covered in 1-inch thorns. The plant gets its name from the crown of thorns depicted in the images of Jesus at his crucifixion.