Thanks and congratulations!


The Mousies have been announced. On behalf of the Ranters I thank you all for voting us Best Writing in a Garden Blog and our hearty congratulations to the other winners. Especially Carol/May Dreams with 5! Wow!

I’d add that over the last year I’ve been reading many more of the blogs than I ever read before and they all blow me away with their wit, humor, civility, and, of course, cool gardens. I have at least 20 I’d give awards to. So thanks, everybody, for making the world of garden blogging so fascinating and informative. And thanks, Colleen, for doing this at such a distracting time.

Did I say “thanks” enough? Yeah, I think so.

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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 regular 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. Congratulations! Whenever I sit down to read the blogs I always start with the Ranters who are not only wide ranging in their interests as well as rants and raves, but funny too. I find I often need a sense of humor in the garden. So many mysteries.

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