Ranting from Chicago

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Actually, we’ve got nothing but raves for the city, the organizers, the other garden bloggers who have gathered here (there are about 50 of us) and what we’ve seen so far: the Chicago Botanic Gardens (above) and the Lurie Garden.

Susanetal

Here are Susan, Carol/May Dreams Gardens and Mary Ann/Idaho Gardener. Susan is being just a little bit silly, but it’s still a nice picture. Check here to get the basic info about Garden Bloggers Spring Fling 09, and follow updates on Twitter at #CSF9.

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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 yahoo.com