Do you have just one constant answer to this question?
Or does your answer vary depending on what is blooming in your garden or ready for harvest when someone asks you "why do you garden"?
I can come up with a thousand answers when I'm asked why I garden, but today I have just one answer.
Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata.
It is blooming today in my garden.
Bees are buzzing around it.
The flowers are a perfect white.
I am star struck by it.
My neighbors must think me odd (again) because I have taken pictures of it every day since Sunday, hoping to get a picture of it at just the right moment.
And I think today is that moment. Today, I garden because of the Star Magnolia.