Issues

2. Celebration

It’s December. The beginning of summer and the end of the year. It’s a time of bare feet, cicadas, mangos, and sunstroke. The Planthunter has taken a little sidestep away from our inaugural theme of Death, and wandered towards the light with this months theme of Celebration (hence the bad Kylie Minogue reference!). No, it is not a christmas issue. Well, not entirely. C’mon, that would be a little cliched!

Ode To The Onion

CulturePablo Neruda, what a man! The Chilean poet, who died in 1973, knew a thing or two…

Ode To The Lemon

CultureDid you know that Pablo Neruda used to write in green ink? To him, the colour…

Ode to the Artichoke

CultureYes, Pablo Neruda, that steamy South American wordsmith is back. We couldn’t resist sharing Ode To The…

A Weedy Kinda Love

CultureMirra Whale is an artist based in Sydney. Obsessed by food and inspired by the natural environment…

Garden Design, Topiary & Dead Dogs

GardensGardens exist at the intersection between humans and the natural world. We create them for many reasons.

It’s All In The Leaves

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

Celebrating The Suburbs

CultureI was a child born in the lush, green garden belt of Sydney. It was an idyllic…

DIY Pomanders

How-ToI’m actually quite Grinch-like when it comes to Christmas celebrations. I never intended to be this way,…

Visions of Utopia

Art & Design, GoodsI reckon if The Planthunter launched a textile range, it would look very much like the fabric…

Trackside Farming in Mumbai

HarvestIn early 2013 Dutch photographer Henk Wildschut visited Mumbai, the largest city in India and one of…

A Celebration of Cactus

PeopleA chat with cactus collector Lester Meyers, of Gilgandra in north western NSW

Foraged Floral Wreaths

How-ToWreaths are a traditional part of Christmas celebrations, but they are also a beautiful thing to create…

A Salute to The Tree

Art & DesignTrees are truly magnificent things and are one of my greatest loves. They move with the wind;…