Issues

40. Ephemeral

The word ephemeral refers to something lasting for a very short time. But time is relative, of course. We humans are ephemeral compared to the 5000-year-old spruce trees in California, but compared to the two-week lifespan of the average mosquito we’re virtually ageless. Plants, as usual, illustrate the passing of time (and life) with particular beauty. Join us this month as we hover around ideas of time, ephemerality, and change.

Kati Thanda: An Ephemeral Landscape

Art & DesignExploring an iconic Australian landscape, from above.

We’re all Made of Dust (An ode to Humus)

Botanica, CultureIn the beginning there was The Word. And that word was Humus.

The Handover: Sue & Peter Miles

GardensA gorgeous story of a mother and son, and the garden they share.

20 Cheeky Questions: Annie Hamilton

PeopleAnnie clothes people with plants. Literally.

Plant / Life: David Whitworth

Gardens, PeopleVisit a wild inner city jungle garden with us!

Plant Profile: Selenicereus chrysocardium

BotanicaWe profile the particularly ephemeral fern leaf orchid cactus!

Michael McCoy: The Dreamy Gardener

PeopleA chat with landscape designer, writer and now TV presenter Michael McCoy about his life, with plants.

Burning Time: Incense Clocks

CultureUsing scent to tell the time?! Yep.

Plant/Life: Natasha Morgan

Gardens, PeopleEscape to the country garden of landscape architect Natasha Morgan.

Victoria Alexander’s Garden House

GardensA visit to author, photographer and plant lover Victoria Alexander's incredible garden house.

Emerging, Decaying

Art & DesignA photographic exploration of the temporal nature of existence by Peter Whyte.