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‘The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.’ – Stanley Kunitz

Here, we explore the nuances of the relationship between humans and the natural world. We share provocative ideas and thoughtful opinions, and ask plenty of questions about what it means to be here, now.

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Money Grows on Trees in Mexico!

CultureIn Mexico City money grows on a great number of trees. They’re not scarce and most homes…

The Birds, Bees & Trees

CultureWe all encompass a sexual ecosystem. Like a terrarium, we are host to delicate systems that when…

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…

The Heart Garden

Culture, GardensThere is nothing quite like the sexual tension of an illicit love affair: the meaningful looks and…

Confessions of a Dendrophile

CultureDendrophilia literally means ‘love of trees’. Planting them, hugging them, and talking to them are some of…

Botanicarotica: A Collection of Poems

CultureFor me, poetry is perfect for capturing moments in nature. It offers a creative opportunity for the…

Sex, Plants and Frida Kahlo

CultureThe Mexican artist Frida Kahlo kept almighty gardens. She painted furiously, slept with many, and loved like a one-eyed tornado. Sally Wilson explores the passion of the first lady of flower crowns. A brilliant read!

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…

Islands & Forests: A Poem

CultureLouisa Miranda is a poet from northern NSW. She believes believes …

Haiku: The Instagram of the Poetry World?

Culture“Haikus confuse me Too often they make no sense Hand me the pliers” Bumper sticker…

Emily’s Herbarium

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

Nature’s Typography

CultureAustralian explorers in the 19th century were struck by a strange and esoteric graffiti scrawled in an…

The Role of Metaphor in Chinese Gardens

Culture, Gardens“Rocks are just rocks. They’re not poetry. They’re not horses. That one doesn’t look like a rat,…

The Poetry of Plant Life

CultureFrom Epicurus’ garden school, to the grandeur of Versailles, to the crop of community gardens popping up…

Are Our Minds Broken?

CultureA meandering essay on the human/nature relationship.

Power: A Poetry Playlist

CultureSome biologists will tell you that the beautiful ecosystems plants create are really war zones, but this…

Power to the Flower

CultureIf flowers symbolise love, what does it mean to poke a carnation down the loaded barrel of a soldier’s gun?