Hosta book winner!


We have our randomly chosen winner, Laura, who is about #31 in the comments, and mentions Mouse Ears. (I will email you, Laura.) And I have added a couple of pictures so you can see I appreciate and own hostas (though I maintain that I do not find them as exciting as lilies, say, or exotic colacasia, both of which I also collect).

In terms of minis, I have and love the Mouse Ears, which is a classic. It is in a hypertufa container I craftily made myself. And I plan to buy more.

Michele says the book should be called The Big Book of Little Hostas. Ha.

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Hosta book winner!

Hosta book winner!

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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. I live in zone 10.Although I succeeded in growing Clematis,Kiwi,Daylilies,Alliums,Akebia Longracemosa etc but Hostas never made it.I think I’ll have to set up a small green house to be able to grow plants like hostas,hydrangeas,viburnum etc.

    Thanks for sharing such nice shots.

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