THE PLANT issue 7- Asparagus Fern: Ugly on the Inside
Cover by Ola Rindal.
The Plant #7 evokes the end of summer with Ola Rindal and travels to Namaqualand to discover its blooming season. Sarah Illenberger plays with Flowerworks and florist Mark Colle recalls the immortal nature of goldenrocks. You will also find Marcelo Gomes’ study on green colour, a conversation with a bonsai master and a pleasant walk through Amsterdam’s plant life. Pia Riverola guides us through Edward James’ garden of Las Pozas and we follow Jennilee Marigomen hiking Mount Baker and Kuba Ryniewicz exploring the last primeval forest in Europe.
We report Joseph Beuys’ 7000 Oaks, learn about the crisp and salty taste of samphire and fable about Alvar Aalto’s legendary Savoy vase. Fiction comes through Blow Up review and Luis Cerveró’s approach to the relation between flowers and female orgasms. As every issue, Scheltens and Abbenes take over the recipes to show some serious cereals for breakfast.
In this issue's plant monograph you will discover the charming but tricky nature of the Asparagus Fern with illustrations by Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Shoboshobo, Grace Danico, Johanna Tagada and Elliot Freeman.
Besides providing botanical contents in a simple, personal and cozy way; The Plant offers plant lovers a new look at greenery by presenting a monograph on a specific plant; bringing together photographers, illustrators, designers, musicians, writers and visual artists, both established and emerging, from all over.