The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Check Out Your Gardens before the Flowers Slip By!

Check Out Your Gardens before the Flowers Slip By!

Check Out Your Gardens before the Flowers Slip By!

I was out refilling my hummingbird feeders this evening when I noticed that one of my Bearded Iris plants had started to get buds.  I decided I had better check on my Miniature Iris.  Amazingly, they not only had buds, but blooms!

Miniature Iris

As we work so busily and often leave by way of our garage and driveway, be sure to slow down a little every day and check on your garden.  At this time of year your flowers could bloom and pass within a week, and you would miss them altogether if you don't take a few minutes to check on them!

To give you an idea of how small these iris are (about 4 inches tall), here is the patch with siberian iris plants coming up next to them . . .

Miniature Iris Patch

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 19 commentsChris Canfield • May 10 2011 07:22PM

Comments

I enjoyed reading this post, thanks for posting it for us to see!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, thanks for the post.  I like irises they always look so dainty.  It would have been a shame to miss them.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) over 7 years ago

Chris,

These are beautiful and you covered the story so well!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Chris, So true. Some spring flowers can get by on minimal watering so their day in the sun of blooming can be missed.  I've never seen small iris flowers before!  Thanks for posting their photos.

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 7 years ago

Chris....I bet your yard is a beautiful place....great photos.....Nice job!
Hope you had a great day!!---Rob

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 7 years ago

Hi Brian - My pleasure.  I am so happy to have life in my yard, I want to share it!

Hi Liz - The flowering schedule seems to be running ahead this year.  I guess everything was anxious to get out of the cold ground.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Patricia - Not much of a story . . . Not like what YOU are telling!!

Hi Gloria - I hadn't seen them before we moved into this house ten years ago.  I managed to make sure they spread quite a bit because we love them so much.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Rob - It is a special place--always something new popping up.  A great day to you as well!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Good to see your spring flowers!

Blooming for you!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Miniature Iris! I've never heard of such creatures. I wonder whether or not they would grow here on the wet coast of Canada.

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) over 7 years ago

I don't have a yard to worry about, but the property management company sure does a great job of keeping our complex in flowers throughout the year.

Posted by EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat (Russel Ray Photos) over 7 years ago

Good morning Chris.

They look great...I love the deep green...

Have a nice day.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago

Lovely - I don't think I have seen Irises which bloom so low to the ground.  I do have short ones but they are at least 6 inches tall.

Posted by Karen Searle, Home On Display over 7 years ago

Hi Roy - Thanks for such a magnificent flower!

Hi Ted - I would imagine some variety would.  If they can survive having 8 feet of snow and ice piled on them all winter, they must be pretty hardy!!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Eric - Then you need to get out and enjoy the work your property management does--after all, you pay them!  : )

Thanks Joshua--they are pretty cool!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Karen - This variety is almost a ground cover.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris,

Beautiful miniature Iris and they are a gorgeous color.  With our busy lives it easy to miss out on the beauty we have before us....  I'm glad you noticed and had a chance to photograph them!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) over 7 years ago

How cute! I have never seen a miniature iris before now!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

Hi Linda - I am going to try to photograph them everyday as the patch has gotten so large.  This reminds me to take a look at all of my gardens.

Hi Joni - Glad you enjoyed them!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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