The life of a Magnolia flower

Our garden is 90% native, but we have a vegetable garden and a small Asian garden with Bamboo, Maples, Japonica, various gingers and a hybrid oriental Magnolia.

They arrived before bees, were pollinated by beetles.

in heavy rain

We think plants can’t move, but they reach out across the cosmos, drawing the energy of the sun into their tissues so that they can work their terrestrial magic. Pulling matter out of thin air, plants must be understood as world-making conjurers. They teach us the most nuanced lessons about matter and mattering.
Life in the Planthroposcene, Natasha Myers, Jan 2020