Botanica

‘Botany, the science of the vegetable kingdom, is one of the most attractive, most useful, and most extensive departments of human knowledge. It is, above every other, the science of beauty.’ – Sir Joseph Paxton

Here you’ll find all sorts of juicy botanically inspired information. The more obscure and curious, the better. Think plant sex, history, zombie plants, plant profiles, plant mythology and more.

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Plant File: Turmeric

BotanicaA short guide to growing turmeric in your garden.

The Mallows We Weave

BotanicaOccasionally I get so obsessed with a family of plants that I stalk each member thoroughly, to…

Orchidelirium: The Sexual Prowess of Orchids

Botanica, Culture‘Orchid Sexual Deceit Provokes Ejaculation’, reads one headline as I dive headlong into the surprisingly well documented sex…

Plant Profile: Sexy Shiso

BotanicaShiso (Perilla frutescens) is a fragrant, summery plant with pretty red or green leaves and a bright,…

In Sex We’re All The Same

Botanica, CultureI have a wonderful book called Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, by plant geneticist and horticulturist Joseph…

Walking The Larapinta

Botanica, CultureSprawling west from Alice Springs are the entrancing West MacDonnell Ranges. I recently spent a…

Emily’s Herbarium

Botanica, CultureIn August 2013, Tavi Gevinson, the teenage editor of girl’s magazine Rookie, wrote about how keeping a journal…

To Not Forget

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

Fresh From The Pharm Gate

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

For The Love of a Canopy

BotanicaFreddie Mercury once sang ‘Open your eyes. Look up to the skies and see.’ An old art…

The Choirgirl Hotel

Botanica, CultureDive head first into the beautiful madness of the Choirgirl Hotel!

Boabs: Ancient Trees, Modern Needs

Botanica, CultureThe boab is the plant world’s most ardent multi-tasker. This native tree might tread the line between ugly…

It’s All In The Leaves

BotanicaPlants are amazing things. We all know this, don’t we? Their amazingness comes in all shapes and…

Composting Possums

BotanicaApparently there are many non-compostable materials in the world. I have been told by a number of…

The Fire at Wallaby Creek

BotanicaFebruary the 7th, 2009. Black Saturday. 173 people were killed, over 2000 homes destroyed, and around 450…

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