The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Plants that Bring Out the Kid in You

Plants that Bring Out the Kid in You

Plants that Bring Out the Kid in You

Do you have a certain plant that takes you back to your childhood?  For me it is Ferns.  When I was a kid I loved to go traipsing through the woods, and those woods were thick with ferns.  Remember the days before Lyme Disease?  When you could just run through the woods and fields of tall grass in shorts (and maybe no shoes)?  What plants are your favorite from childhood?

Plants that Bring Out the Kid in You

 

 

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 15 2011 08:17PM

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Hi Chris - you've brought up one of my favorite subjects!!  I love this time of year because of all the great smells and beautiful plants blooming.  MY all-time favorite plant is the lilac - purple or white.  They have the best smell!  I took this picture today in my yard. Spring has finally arrived on Cape Cod!

Cape Cod Lilacs

Posted by Allison Lahey, Cape Cod MA Realtor (Cape Cod MA Homes, Second Homes, Seaside Homes) over 7 years ago

There are some plants that remind me of my childhood but I can't remember what they are named.  The only one I remember is lilacs.  We used to have several bushes in our yard.

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Hi Allison - great picture!  I have many lilacs in my yard, but they hardly ever bloom--must be too much shade.  The smell of lilacs is terrific!

Hi Donna - If you had lilacs, you probably had your fair share of bees, too.  : )

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

I ove ferns, too, but I'd choose purple lilac as we used to have a beautiful bush in our backyard and I love that smell.  Everytime I smell lilacs, it brings me back in time.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Chris.....unfortunately the thistle comes to mind....we grew up on a farm and seems like we had to dig millions of them every summer.
Hope you have 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

I don't think I paid too much attention to plants when I was a kid. I was more interested in playing baseball in the park in front of our home.

 Blooming for you!

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

Good morning Chris.

With all that rain that we are going to get this week...

It will be hard to sit in my backyard and look at the flowers...

Have a great day..

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

I remember my mom's roses, from the time I could first walk, I was always in the rose bed.  They were a deep fushia red color and smelled heavenly.  The only thing I did'nt like was the thorns.  As a kid, the thorns were worth the few painful sticks I'd get to be around them!

Posted by Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) over 7 years ago

Can't say I remember them from my childhood but today, roses and hydrangeas are my favorite.  

Posted by Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA over 7 years ago

Hi Debbie - Lilacs do smell great, but I really love large leafy plants (like palms).  : )  I guess a fern is about as close as you can get to a palm tree in Connecticut.

Hi Rob - I imagine thistles would stick with you!  They are beautiful to look at, but painful to get rid of.  Hope you at least got to see lots of goldfinches feasting on them!

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

Hi Roy - When I wasn't running through the woods, I was building building go carts and riding them all over our cul-de-sac (although we called it a dead end road back then).

Hi Joshua - I can't imagine how tall the grass will be before I next get a chance to mow (although I did mow the back yard during the rain yesterday evening). 

 

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

Hi Debbie - I had a few run-ins with rose bushes during my childhood.  I quickly learned to keep my distance.  : )  Your mom's roses sound worth the thorns!

Hi Dee - I have had quite a bit of trouble getting my hydrangeas to bloom every year--but when they do, they are really cool!

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

Chris, I grew up in Wichita Kansas and I loved when the daffodils started blooming as that meant winter was almost over.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Marchel - I still feel that way - FINALLY Spring!  : )

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

Hi Chris,

Honeysuckle.  It would grow wild in the woods where we played.  Always love the smell and the taste.  That was summer right there.  Runnerups would be lilacs (first sign of spring for me), peonies (my neighbor would always cut a large bouquet from her garden for me to give to my mom), daffodils (meant Easter), and buttercups (my dad would hold them under our chins and if they reflected yellow - which they always did - it meant we liked butter). 

And the candy cane striped petunias; those where the ones I would pick when my dad was planting annuals (boy they clashed in the garden but he always put some in for me).  My dad was the guy who chopped up hot dogs once and put them in our pancakes instead of blueberries at my request.

Lisa

Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) over 7 years ago

Yes! Yes! Yes! I'm always a kid at heart when it comes to plants!

I love your post and your picture too!

Patricia

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

Hi Lisa - What great memories!  We had the honeysuckle too--used to love to taste it!  There really isn't as much as there used to be.  I guess that different times of the year I would think of different plants as favorites as it will be a while for the buttercups, and that was always a favorite game with us to see who liked butter (no one ever did not!!). 

Hi Patricia - Plants and Birds (and for me bulldogs) are great for bringing out the kid in us!

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

Hi Chris,

Thanks for asking the question, it stirred up lots of wonderful memories.  Rolling down grassy hills that were covered in dandelions and violets.  Climbing on top of our carport to reach the lower branches of our cherry tree and eating cherries until we thought we would burst (the birds would take care of any we couldn't reach).  Sour crab apples.  I could go on and on! :)

Lisa

Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) over 7 years ago

Hi Lisa - I could tell you stories about the apple trees in my yard, but you probably already have a belly ache from the cherries and sour crab apples--I would not want to upset your stomach even more!  : )  Thanks for bringing back some of my memories, too!

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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