This is my mini-pot-forest with tiny plants and hollow habitats in the backyard amongst brick and pavement.

Enchanted by its Simple Beauty

Tiago Miranda

This is my mini-pot-forest with tiny plants and hollow habitats in the backyard amongst brick and pavement. I cannot walk through the veil of branches and “towering” trees of this forest, but I imagine how stunning it would be. If only for a day I could be an ant, a butterfly, a moth, a skink or a bird; I would then appreciate my plants from a different perspective.

I still get amazed by little details striking my eyes open, happy to see that everything had grown from seed. Like the Cosmos ligulate flowers, with its smooth, creamy white petals, strapping its tiny filament and stigma as one of the flowers that most intrigues me. And the shy Lobelia purple petals, waiting for that moment of revelation. Moreover, the collected White Punk fungus Laetiporus portentosus, attached to the large Yellow-tailed black cockatoo’s Calyptorhynchus funereus hollow trunk once left behind after a veteran tree came down.

Even though it would be amazing to have a live Wisteria trunk, this one does its job by supporting the clinging native Snowbells Pandorea pandorana. Also, nearby, the Common rue Ruta graveolens does not stay alone, using the trunk as good as a shelter can be.

I will then be a giant, appreciating from afar and having the warmest cup of tea during these challenging times. Let it come the winter!

Author Bio: Independent researcher and arborist born in Brazil, spent his adulthood in New Zealand and lives in Australia.

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Location: Fullarton, South Australia