We have 2 winners for our most popular book giveaway ever!


Lynn Rosenberg and Dave Glasebrook will receive copies of Michele Owens' Growing the Good Life. The rest of you (all 102 of you), please—buy your own copies, preferably at your local independent bookstore or online here. Or at a chain bookstore that is not yet bankrupt.

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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


  1. Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    My gracious thanks to Garden Rant,
    And all the readers too.

    Roses are red,
    Violets are green,
    Laugh in the garden so much,
    That your neighbors call the cops,
    Because you’re making too big a scene.

    Gardening is lots of fun.

  2. I went to one of my favorite gardening blogs and seen Grow the Good Life by Michele Owens..I would really love to read this book but have no room in my budget for a new book..I was wondering if Michele would donate to my local library? If so here is the information to ship it:
    Avon-Washington Township Public Library
    498 N. State Road 267
    Avon, Indiana 46123
    Thanks in advance Amber

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