Issues

53. Animal

There are no plants without animals, and no animals without plants. Yep, we’re all in the lumpy, bumpy soup of life together. This month we’re exploring the relationship between feathers, fur, skin and scales and foliage, bark, flowers and photosynthesis. We’re talking wasps and orchids, dogs and plants, keeping animals away and drawing them in and all sorts of other animalistic ideas. Woof woof.

The Wasp and the Orchid: A Remarkable Partnership

BotanicaEdith Coleman was the foremost Australian female naturalist of her generation.

Pet Friendly Plants: A Guide

BotanicaA guide to pet friendly plants by Lucy Munro.

Angus Stewart on Attracting Native Animals to the Garden

GardensA chat with the boss man of Australian native plants about creating habitat gardens.

Women + Dogs + Plants!

PeopleA chat to four plant and pooch loving ladies about life with plants and dawgs.

River Garden Diaries: Neighbourly Relations

GardensA story about romance, pragmatism and wildlife in Georgina Reid's river garden.

Animals, Anxiety and the Garden: A Heartfelt Tale

PeopleA personal story by artist and gardener Clare James about the role animals have played in helping manage her anxiety.

Redefining our Animal Nature

CultureFreya Latona suggests it's time to redefine our animal nature as a means of re-connecting with the natural world.

Designer Chat: Andy Sturgeon

GardensMeet one of the UK's leading garden designers, Andy Sturgeon!

Arthur Parkinson Esq. is a Pottery Gardener and Hen Aficionado

PeopleMeet Arthur Parkinson - a man with a passion for chickens, gardens and growing, flowers and Joanna Lumley.

The Human Animal and the Garden. Why?

CultureWhat drives us to create gardens?

Plant/Life: Heronswood House and Garden

GardensHeronswood is home to The Digger's Club's living catalogue of rare plants and heirloom seeds. And it's gorgeous!

Plant / Life: William Dangar’s Bondi Garden

Gardens, PeopleVisit Sydney landscape landscape designer William Dangar's lush Bondi garden with us!

Robin McLay: The Gentle Gardener

GardensRobin McLay, owner of Brookfield Garden Centre, is a woman of the earth.