Wilder Quarterly winners announced!


Thanks so much for playing, everyone. The comments were truly enlightening for me, even given that you had to say something in order to win. If these comments are any indication, about 99.9% of you want to continue reading print, with digital as a supplement. About 90% of you are missing something in the current crop of gardening magazines.

And about half of you think this publication may be too pricey, and that is the only area in which I disagree. I have it, so I know that receiving 4 of these would be like getting 4 high-end-paperbacks full of interesting and often unusual garden content per year. With that in mind—and knowing what paperbacks cost—the price seemed unremarkable to me. I may buy a subscription and I would definitely consider this a great gift.

As Carol/May Dream Gardens stated in her comment, if this is the type of publication we say we want, it will only survive if we support it.

Here are the winners:

John Connolly (John please comment here and add your email–it will not be public)
Jo Ann (who mentioned Laura Ingalls Wilder–in case there are 2 Jo Anns)
Dottie Webb

The winners were chosen by picking random numbers, not for the quality of their comments. But the comments were really great! Thanks for sharing them.

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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. The competition is getting stiffer on Gardenrant! Anyway, it looks like a great publication and I may just have to buy a subscription. Another Gardening periodical I’ve always been intrigued by is Hortus…anybody out there read it?

  2. I’m thinking I will pick it up at the bookstore (if they have it), you know – support two birds with one stone.

  3. Thanks, Elizabeth. Hortus looks kind of “literary” which you don’t see much anymore with garden writing (or any popular writing). But I might just be enough of a garden nerd to like it.

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