Culture

‘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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Book Review: The Tree, By John Fowles

CultureA review of The Tree by John Fowles, the classic meditation on creativity and nature.

Love Letters to the Eucalypt

CultureAn essay on the Eucalyptus tree as a symbol of Australian nationalistic passion. A great story by Lucy Kaldor.

Komorebi: Dripping Sunlight

Culture, GardensThe word komorebi translates as 'dripping sunlight' in Japanese. An essay on this very romantic word by David Whitworth.

$100 Million Dollars Worth of Plants

Botanica, CultureThe National Herbarium of NSW at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney is a veritable (and valuable) botanical treasure trove!

Art, Death & Secret Gardens

Art & Design, CultureA wonderful story by Josephine Pennicott exploring the relationship between creativity, loss, and the act of gardening in the lives of two women - Contemporary muse/artist Wendy Whiteley and novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett. A really beautiful read!

Adventures With Sour Sobs & Lichen

CultureI grew up in the 70’s with a slightly hippy and very crafty Mum who spun wool,…

Indigo: A Fiery Lover, A Patient Friend

CultureYesterday I spent the day outside in the rain. It was cold, I was wet, and my…

A World Without Money?!

CultureImagine a world without money. Hard, isn’t it? Let’s try. Ready? Just relax, this is only a thought…

Mondrian: Funded by Flowers

Art & Design, CultureIts funny to think of being ashamed of making money from flowers, but apparently Mondrian was. I…

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…