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Life With Plants: Patrick Honan

PeoplePatrick Honan from St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op is our Reader Profile for the Man issue.

Life With Plants: Hannah Cooper

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

The Garden: Art, Dalliance, or Both?

Art & Design, GardensAn exploration of the idea of gardens as art, and the implications of the title.

On Seeing (Or Why The Planthunter Exists)

CultureNature. It's simple and complex and fragile. And it's why The Planthunter exists.

Natural Remedies & the Girl Who Said Yes

PeopleLisa Marie Corso shares her approach to natural health care. A very entertaining read. As usual.

The Cool Conundrum

Art & DesignGarden designer Michael McCoy ponders the perils of designing a garden for himself.

Design is not the Answer

Art & DesignA musing on the limited (but important) role of design in the creation of a garden.

Nonna Corso’s Garden

GardensConcetta Corso, aka Nonna Corso, is a 76-year-old avid gardener, knitter and daytime television watcher. She moonlit for over a decade as a professional babysitter.

Marigolds & the Mexican Day of the Dead

Botanica, CultureA beautiful story by Sally Wilson about memory, marigolds, and the Mexican Day of the Dead.

Love Letters to the Eucalypt

CultureAn essay on the Eucalyptus tree as a symbol of Australian nationalistic passion. A great story by Lucy Kaldor.

Art, Death & Secret Gardens

Art & Design, CultureA wonderful story by Josephine Pennicott exploring the relationship between creativity, loss, and the act of gardening in the lives of two women - Contemporary muse/artist Wendy Whiteley and novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett. A really beautiful read!

The Mallows We Weave

BotanicaOccasionally I get so obsessed with a family of plants that I stalk each member thoroughly, to…

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…

The Poetry of Plant Life

CultureFrom Epicurus’ garden school, to the grandeur of Versailles, to the crop of community gardens popping up…

Power to the Flower

CultureIf flowers symbolise love, what does it mean to poke a carnation down the loaded barrel of a soldier’s gun?

Conversations With Plants

PeopleWhen I was about seven years old my best friend and I did an experiment where we…

The Battle for Supremacy: Plants vs. People

CultureA brilliant essay by artist and thinker Karina Jean Sharpe on the power struggle between people and plants.

To Not Forget

Botanica, CultureA funny, sad, and beautiful story by Lucy Kaldor involving her mothers funeral, Eucalyptus macrocarpa, and artist Laura Jones.