How Does my Garden Grow?


I had to prune my rose bushes to get rid of the Japanese beetles that had infested the plants. The rain the heat and the pruning probably helped a lot. The roses have never looked as healthy or as large.

The blooms on the Hyacinth vine over the gazebo has attracted a lot of humming birds. Thought you all might like seeing how my garden is growing. ❤ ❤ ❤

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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24 Responses to How Does my Garden Grow?

  1. mrswrangler says:

    They are beautiful. Hope you have a great week

  2. slmret says:

    It’s good to see that your garden still reflects the love that you put into it! The flowers are gorgeous!

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Janet. I cannot take any credit this year. We have had some rains, M has done a good job of cutting the dead heads, and despite not fertilizing, the blooms are good.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Your garden has always been beautiful and the roses are spectacular!! I especially like that last photo!!

    • Zakiah says:

      You know my weakness for roses. After returning from London, I thought my garden was going to kiss dust and I won’t have anything growing. God works in mysterious ways. I have a great abundance of flowers and the vegetables were not bad either.

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you dear heart. I have been thinking of you, and praying that all of you are safe and in good health and that you do not lose the power in your home. Hope the batteries in your phones are fully charged. Blessings to all of you.

  4. jstnotherday says:

    Beautiful roses.
    I’m partial to the sunflower. 🙂
    Beautiful garden.

  5. whyzat says:

    Beautiful! I can almost smell those roses. When we move north, they are one of the first things I want to plant!

  6. It grows beautifully!
    It grows peacefully!
    It grows lovingly!
    It grows quietly! (Unless the bees are abuzzin’! 🙂 )
    Thank you for sharing it with us!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  7. marica0701 says:

    Your roses are absolutely stunning!

  8. They are so gorgeous. I hope you’re taking it easy. 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      I am taking it easy Matt. My children don’t think so though. M would rather I stay in the kitchen and keep cooking so he has food!! I tell him those days are gone!
      I am so glad that you liked the pictures of my flowers.

  9. beowulf222 says:

    I really enjoy seeing these photos of your flowers. Beautiful.

  10. KathrinS says:

    Wow, stunning photos!! I love the last one especially.

    Kathrin —

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