Lindsay Muscato
The joy and weirdness of plants, plant-gazing, and vegetation. Resting up for the apocalypse by staring at leaves for a minute.
Created 23 Aug 2020
  • The plant newsletter that's basically just bee propaganda.
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I keep picturing the purple flower curling its bloom through the ironwork of the playground fence, on 6th Ave. I have been trying to slow down lately, and look more closely at flowers, and so I paused...
  • The plant newsletter that describes a puppy in the rain
    02 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    This morning on my way back from the cafe, I passed an exceptionally tall man walking an extremely small puppy. The puppy was glossy brown with tan and white spots—some sort of dachshund mix—and was s...
  • The plant newsletter that includes tiny hot dogs, why not
    12 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    One really great thing about having a plant newsletter is that there are many, many wonderful things in the plant kingdom to write about. Sometimes that includes encased meats. What, you say? Like, a ...
  • A plant newsletter in July, waving hello and hi
    14 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Every hike in Montana took the wind out of me, but one in particular stands out. It was near the end of the 10-day trip, and I’d already bailed on hiking up a steep slope of ice and snow. This was the...
  • The plant newsletter that's coming to you live from Montana
    23 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    Hello, it’s me, I’m in Montana for the week. The thing about Montana is that it’s very green right now, and the hillsides prickle and bristle with the skinniest, most tenacious pines I’ve ever seen, a...
  • The plant newsletter that's about time
    09 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    I’ve been thinking a lot about time. I’ve been feeling like time is a tug-of-war rope that can go in both directions, and lately it feels like the tug is coming from the future. Like the decades ahead...
  • A plant newsletter remembers where it sprouted
    20 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Today it was beautiful outside. That’s all I have for you. Gem-like sunshine, the kind that sparkles and ripples and tricks your eye as it dances over windowpanes. The lilacs are fading, the roses are...
  • Ok fine let's read a plant newsletter.
    06 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    This plant newsletter exists to be a small, soothing portal to foliage in a world that is constantly fragile. The other day, I saw something that felt like a visual metaphor for the wild unpredictabil...
  • It's a plant newsletter's world, we just live in it
    29 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Gardeners’ World is a BBC show that’s incredibly relaxed television. It’s the opposite of any sort of competition. In fact it’s so chill that sometimes my pulse isn’t slow enough to comprehend a word ...
  • A plant newsletter is now docking in the nectar sector
    15 Apr 2021 • 3 min read
    It’s a special time in the Northeast of the United States, a.k.a. blossom time. It is also a time of unceasing peril in the very same country. So, when you feel ready, my proposal is this: take approx...
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