Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Serendipity Sundays - Virgin Zinnia

Serendipity Sundays - Virgin Zinnia

Serendipity Sundays - Virgin Zinnia

The flowers in my garden have been so beautiful this summer and they have given me so much pleasure especially when I am leaving or returning home. I often slow down and take one more look at all the color and when coming home I drive in slowly so I can drink in their beauty. One by one they are giving up their blooms and drying up for the season.

I wandered out in the yard to see how they were doing and to calculate how much longer I have before they will have to  be pulled up. Fortunately many of my flowers are perennials and will be back again next year. This not only saves me money but gives me something to look forward to seeing again next year.

Virgin Zinnia

Zinnias are annuals and will not return next year. While photographing the various blooms today, I found a virgin bloom that was on the verge of opening up. In this virgin state the bees and the butterflies pass it by. But give it one more day and this pubescent bloom will be fully developed and join the others on the bush. Even a virgin flower is a beauty.

Clarksville TN has a good climate for growing flowers in the spring, summer and into the fall. We have 4 defined seasons and each one is beautiful in its own way. Fall is my favorite season and is just around the corner.

Serendipity Sundays - Virgin Zinnia

These are the thoughts of Clarksville TN Realtor Debbie Reynolds. Contact Debbie Reynolds, Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent. 931-320-6730.  


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Comment balloon 26 commentsDebbie Reynolds • August 30 2015 04:55PM


Hi Debbie Reynolds.  For me the best season in Tennessee will always be spring.  I just love it when the dogwoods, redbuds, cherries, apples and daffodils emerge in bloom.  I managed to raise azaleas during my 28 years in Nashville.  My Stewartsonians were a sight to behold.  I used to drive in slowly as well to see my spring gardens in bloom.  Reading your post revived my memory of them.  Thank you.

Posted by Randy Hilman, Associate Broker, What Matters to You, Means Everything to Me! (Randy Hilman Homes) over 3 years ago

Excellent pic Debbie, had to do a double take to make sure I wasnt on Roy Kelleys posts lol

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 3 years ago

Hi Debbie...I love zinnias. They are so vibrant and prolific that it is well worth planting each and every year. Fun flowers.


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 3 years ago

Have you thought of taking a photo tomorrow and posting that with this one?


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the comments, friends. Kate Elim if I get home before dark I will do that.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Hello @Debbie,

That will be a beautiful flower when it hits its peak!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 3 years ago

First time seeing a virgin Zinnia.  Fall is my favorite season too!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 3 years ago

You caught this one at just the right time - just beautiful and I love zinnias!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 3 years ago

One of my neighbors walked by as I was glancing at this photo and reading the blog.  He said he was glad to know a virgin could be something other than an ugly 5th grader!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

Debbie Reynolds 

That is such a beautiful flower. Great picture such vibrant color. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 3 years ago

 Good Monday morning Debbie. For the most part, the garden seems to be spent.  The zinnias in my garden are all but gone.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 3 years ago

Good morning Debbie. Just beautiful, always appreciate seeing a beautiful flower in full bloom.

Make it a great week!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

Beautiful flower Debbie.  If you make your home too gorgeous, it makes it hard to leave to go to work.  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Hi Debbie.  How rare to find.  A virgin Zinnia.  Great photo.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 3 years ago

I love the photo. Thank you for sharing. Have a good day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

Thanks, Debbie, for sharing your photograph.

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Debbie, I admire all of your flowers. You have such a talent and it shows in all your photos. Zinnia's always look so cheery to me.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 3 years ago

Debbie, beautiful photo, and seeing our flowers do give us a sense of pride, and gives us so much pleasure! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

My flowers did not fair as well. A late spring, not enough of rain this summer and some hot weather along with not enough time meant they want un-watered. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 3 years ago

What a great photo capture of a beautiful flower, such a nice way to start the day!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 3 years ago

Debbie - just gorgeous! I always say "flowers make my soul smile". You are lucky to be able to cultivate them. In our area, the deer tend to get to the flowers first.

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Debbie, you are both a talented writer and gardener. Zinnia would not do well here, so it's nice to read about the highlights of your garden. Fall is my favorite time of year, too. 

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 3 years ago

Simply beautiful Debbie.  And what a glorious capture.  

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 3 years ago

Debbie yes this is the time of the year where the color starts to disappear a little bit, show enjoy it while you can, because before to long the white stuff will be here and the color gone.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Nice picture, Debbie. I bet your garden was just beautiful this year. Have a great week. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 3 years ago

Hi Debbie -- your green thumb and great eye capture some beautiful scenes in your garden.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 3 years ago