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On Being a Settler Gardener

CultureAn honest and personal interrogation of what it means to be a settler gardener in Australia by Annie Farrell.

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.

Gardening. It Can Change the World

GardensCultivating perspective, connection and hope in the garden.

Mama Kin is a Rock n’ Roll Gardening Goddess

Harvest, PeopleMama Kin's spirit animal is a ride-on lawnmower.

Water: Liquid Gold

CultureWho cares about fancy cars, diamonds or big houses if there's no water?

Almería: How We Made the Desert

CultureA thought-provoking visit to El Arbardinal Botanic Gardens in the Spanish desert.

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.

(Botanical) Tattoos: Art or Craft?

Art & Design, CultureA musing on the question of tattoos as art. And a whole bunch of botanical tattoos. Just because.

Cemeteries: Death & the Landscape

CultureAre cemeteries the most human of all landscapes? A musing on death, landscape and culture.

Natural Remedies & the Girl Who Said Yes

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

Design is not the Answer

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

What Landscape Designers Do

GardensA short explanation of the residential landscape design process. By Georgina Reid, 'cause she's a landscape designer.

Musings of a Hedgehunter

CultureThere's more to the act of hedging than meets the eye....

Plant Geometry: A Design Study

Art & DesignA series of images exploring the transient nature of plants (and humans) through the momentary recording of plant geometry. Images and words by Karina Sharpe.

Indian Tree Veneration: The Art of Valuing Trees

Botanica, CultureIs there a role for art and spirituality in challenging us to change the way we look at nature in the west? This article by David Whitworth explores this idea. It's a great read!

Love Letters to the Eucalypt

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

The Mallows We Weave

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