Friday, March 16, 2018
On Day 4 the seeds are taking over as the main show.
On Day 5, I realized that the stamens are on top and the seeds are at the bottom, with the seed head buried and emerging bright red. Day 6 features two seeds that have fallen onto a fallen petal.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
So I decided to draw a japanese magnolia seed factory every day for a week. On the left is day 1, the closed bud, which I picked and put in a vase with water. On the right is the newly opened bud on day 2. The business part of the flower is still tightly packed together.
On day 3 the petals are fully opened and beginning to droop. The curly stamens and multiple anthers are separating and growing. There are tiny black tips appearing on the anthers.