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We know who you are, because we are you. Who doesn’t love beautiful pictures of fabulously exotic gardens? Well, not all the time—but once in a while, it’s fun to check out famous gardens. You may have been to them in person or you may hope to go. Or maybe, like me, you plan to visit as many world-renowned gardens as you can, and you’re checking them off. Fellow WNYer and Garden Walk prez Jim Charlier has created a site devoted to his garden traveling. So far he’s got Giverney and Edinburgh up; soon to be added are gardens or garden events at Amboise, Moiret-Sue-Loing, Nevis, Dominica, and Chauteau de Chaumont. Check out Art of Gardening.

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Elizabeth Licata

Elizabeth Licata has been a regular writer for  Garden Rant since 2007, after contributing a guest rant about the overuse of American flags in front gardens. She lives and gardens in Buffalo, N.Y., which, far from the frozen wasteland many assume it to be, is a lush paradise of gardens, historic architecture, galleries, museums, theaters, and fun. As editor of Buffalo Spree magazine,  Licata helps keep Western New Yorkers apprised about what is happening in their region. She is also a freelance writer and art curator, who’s been published in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, ArtNews, Art in America, the Village Voice, and many other publications. She does regularly radio segments for the local NPR affiliate, WBFO.

Licata is involved with Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest free garden tour in the US and possibly the world,and has written the text for a book about Garden Walk. She has also written and edited several art-related books. Contact Elizabeth: ealicata at


  1. Jim, it’s fabulous! And readers, click through to Jim’s professional site – very, very cool – and photos of his own garden. The Ranters partied in Jim’s garden last summer and there’s a photo there to prove it.
    Bottom line, I wish the gardening world here in D.C. had a Jim Charlier.

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