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The Botany of Memory

HarvestIf our present is in progress and the future is unwritten, then isn’t our memory what we have…

Jardin Majorelle

GardensA few years ago I took myself on a five month garden tour of Europe. It was…

The Dirt: Hayley West

Gardens, PeopleHayley West has a Rhipsalis addiction. I know, it sounds scary but its not. Rhipasalis is a…

The Timbre of Timber

CultureI walked into James Robinson’s cramped workshop, one of a few businesses under a big grey apartment…

Black-Eyed Peas with Kale & Fennel

HarvestAs one grows older, the concept of memory becomes ever more elusive. As my younger self, I…

To Not Forget

Botanica, CultureA funny, sad, and beautiful story by Lucy Kaldor involving her mothers funeral, Eucalyptus macrocarpa, and artist Laura Jones.

The Nature of Scent

CultureMost of us have experienced that spine-tingling moment when, triggered by a passing scent carried on the…

Etched: Tattoos & Memory

CultureAs a child, I spent many hours watching the arms of my grandfather, studying the faded tattoos…

Seeds, Life & Weeds

CultureEarly last summer my cousin, while roaming the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, discovered a magnificent dandelion.

Memory & Place: A Path To Belonging

CultureMemory is a curious thing. An experience, a scent, a longing, a lament — it’s jasmine in…

Issue #6: MEMORY

From The EditorThe afternoon I visited my grandmother for the last time I drove the long way home;…

Mnemonic Musings

CultureI don’t think I have a single memory not associated with a fragrance or scent of some…

Drama in Da House: Botanical Textiles

Art & DesignSo you love plants. But you have a black thumb? No garden? No balcony? No window sill?…

A Petite Green World

PeopleAmy Wong is a painter, scientist, and teacher – but is perhaps best known as a creator…

The Dirt: Brendan Moar

Gardens, PeopleBrendan Moar is a lovely character. We had a two-cup-of-tea kind of conversation, rambling about all sorts…

Floral Trash & Treasure

Art & DesignFor me, making an arrangement means creating a floral landscape with complexities, movement and layers; curating a…

The Bard & His Blooms

CultureLittle is known about William Shakespeare, the most famous writer of all time. Few records remain to…

Fresh From The Pharm Gate

Botanica, HarvestIt would be understandable if you thought I could eat and house myself with the eloquence of…