Issues

59. Nostalgia

To create a garden is to have a foot in the past, an eye on the future, and a heart in the present. This month we’re looking back – we’re swimming around ideas of the past, climbing family trees, rediscovering nana plants and much more. Take a stroll down memory lane with us.

Falling into the Future: Nostalgia, Grief and Granny’s Begonia

GardensAn exploration of grief and nostalgia, framed by the story of a pot plant.

Losing the Plot: the role of plants in preserving healthy minds

CultureWhat role can plants play in stimulating brain function? Caitlin McAtomney finds out...

Green Light: Photographic Nostalgia from the Garden

Art & DesignYou know those brilliant pics of your mum and dad in flares and crochet tops? You can thank the plant kingdom for them.

The Lore of the Land: Weather Forecasting with Nature

CultureExploring the ancient craft of predicting weather events by reading the landscape and the skies.

Plant / Life: Andrea Fitzpatrick of Botanick Brisbane

Gardens, PeopleAndrea has transformed an industrial wasteland into a plant paradise.

Women of Plants: Ann Marie Amato

PeopleA day in the life of a seedstress at Cistus Nursery!

Book Review: Milkwood by Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar

HarvestGrowing joy and abundance with a passionate pair of permaculturalists.

The Octopus’s Gardener: Growing Coral Reefs in the Gili Islands

CultureJust off the coast of Indonesia, a passionate team of coral gardeners are growing new ways to fight the war on ocean pollution.

Women of Plants: Amanda Woodhams

PeopleAmanda is an incredibly passionate tree woman, horticulturalist and dahlia lover.

My Family Tree Grows Through the Roof of Nana’s Garage

CultureA tale of family, nostalgia and Nana Eileen's huge old oak tree.

Women of Plants: Vivian Scarpari

PeopleViv is a horticulturalist, landscape designer and photographer with a penchant for prickly plants!