Issues

30. Small

We’re zooming in this month – exploring a vast collection of small gestures, people, places, plants and things. Because bigger isn’t always better. We all know that, right? We’re getting up close and very personal with fungi, a four-year-old boy, a small island, a poet, a herbarium and more. Join us on a minuscule trip this month as we explore life, with plants, up close.

Grow a Micro Forest in Your Kitchen!

How-ToGrow a forest in your kitchen. YUM!

The Australian PlantBank

BotanicaThe Australian PlantBank is saving seeds for the future.

New Shoots: Tamryn Bennett

PeopleLife is a poem, according to multidisciplinary artist, poet, and plant lover Tamryn Bennett

The Manscape: A Boy’s Own Adventure

BotanicaCharlie Lawler takes us on plant inspired journey to the highlands of Tasmania.

An Alphabet That’ll Make You Hungry

Art & DesignWe share excerpts from illustrator Charlotte Day's edible alphabet.

Dear Hunter: Ponytail Palm Pain

BotanicaAunty Hunter is back! In this response to a concerned ponytail palm owner she gets rather hot and flustered!

The Dirt: Isaac Miller

PeopleA chat with a four-year-old gardener and philosopher.

The Half-life of Plants

Botanica, CultureIn 'The Chernobyl Herbarium' an artist and author reflect on nuclear disaster, 30 years after the event.

Life With Plants: Hannah Cooper

PeopleHannah Cooper from The Tree Diaries is our Reader Profile for this month!

George, this is the way I do Bonsai

How-ToThis is not your average bonsai how-to!

20 Cheeky Questions with Lucila Dominguez

PeopleWe ask Argentinian mural artist Lucila Dominguez 20 Cheeky Questions!

Across the International Date Line

Art & DesignKatherine Lu photographs the small island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

Steve Axford’s Kingdom of Fungi

PeopleSteve Axford gives us a privileged glimpse into the mysterious kingdom of fungi.

Life at Soho Rose Farm (it’s blooming)

Botanica, HarvestMeaghan Cook visits Soho Rose Farm in Drysdale, Victoria.

Jennifer Orland: Ceramicist & Gardener

Art & DesignJennifer Orland's ceramics practice is inspired by her garden.

Read & Grow: How Books Inspire Lifelong Plant Love

CultureHow children's books can influence a 'life with plants'.