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.
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