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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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Dear Coal, We Need to Talk

CultureA very considered letter to coal, marking the end of a relationship.

Ellis Rowan: Plant Hunter

CultureA radical Australian plant hunter who broke all the rules.

Rousseau in the Jungle

Art & Design, CultureHenri Rousseau painted exotic jungles, but he was really the ultimate city dweller.

Oh, van Gogh!

Art & Design, CultureVincent van Gogh painted sunflowers, olive orchards and lemons – and he's up next in our artist series.

Camille Pissarro: The Impressionist Gardener

Art & Design, CultureWe're exploring artists who depict nature this month - first up is Camille Pissarro.

The Ritual & Magic of Altar Making

CultureMake some everyday magic by building yourself an altar. All you need are flowers, focus, and crystal power!

Sorry, I Love You: The Ritual of Giving Flowers

CultureA visit to Flowers Vasette in Melbourne, and an exploration of the ritual of giving flowers.

Oliver Sacks: Fern Crazy

Botanica, CultureAs well as a regarded neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks was a mad fern lover!

Zen Garden, or No Zen Garden?

Culture, GardensGorgeous images of Japanese temple gardens. And a musing.

On Seeing (Or Why The Planthunter Exists)

CultureNature. It's simple and complex and fragile. And it's why The Planthunter exists.

Foliage Fantasies

CultureOur readers share their ultimate outdoor love making fantasies!

First Date? Get Outside. Go!

CultureOur list of over 30 great outdoor places to take a first date.

Practical Tips For Outdoor Sexy Times

CultureGetting it on outdoors doesn't always end triumphantly. Here are our tips for a winning romp!

Love Lessons From a Callistemon

CultureWriter Katrien Pickles on the evolution of her relationship from a seedling to a forest.

Desire Survey: Getting it on, Outside!

CultureWhat was your most memorable outdoor lovin' experience? Our readers tell all.

Sir Joseph Banks: Botanical Rock Star or Bastard?

Botanica, CultureWas Sir Joseph Banks a botanical rock star or a 'cantankerous old bastard'? You decide.

The Valley of the Cirios

CultureA journey through a valley of very strange plants in Mexico.

A History of Botanical Illustration

Botanica, CultureThe Amazon, a moonflower, and a .32 revolver. Botanical illustrators are so rock n roll.