Issues

10. Sex

They say size doesn’t matter. I beg to differ. This month’s content here at The Planthunter is absolutely HUGE. And that’s the way we like it.

The Birds, Bees & Trees

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

Plant/Life: Chris Cobbett & Family

Gardens, PeopleThe owners of this brilliant garden in Clifton Hill love plants so much that they bought the vacant block next door and turned it into a garden. It's really special. Check it out!

Nature: The Silent Observer

Art & DesignA hauntingly beautiful exploration of the complex relationship between landscape, sexuality and culture.

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…

Mum & Her Worms

PeopleMy Mum’s a gardener, just like her mother was. She starts each day in the yard, fiddling…

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…

The Dirt: A Free Lovin’ Man

PeopleThis is a story about a man with an open heart, a free mind, and a high libido.

Recipe: A Sensual Botanical Elixir

HarvestMasters of patience, natural beauty and the art of the reveal, plants have a thing or two…

Sex: Nature’s Masterpiece

Art & DesignAs Erasmus Darwin once wrote ‘ Sexual reproduction is the chef d’oeuvre, the masterpiece of nature’. Using…

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!

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…

Jamie Durie: 20 (sexy) Questions

PeopleWhen we decided on the Sex theme for this month’s content I immediately thought of Jamie Durie.

Pomegranate and Walnut Relish With Chargrilled Eggplant

HarvestIt’s fascinating and mildly amusing to explore the lores surrounding aphrodisiac foods. Whether fact or fiction, the…