A day late and all that



If you'd really like to read my (belated) Bloom Day whinings about the crappy weather and how bulb planting is the only thing stopping me from drinking one of the 10 bottles of FreezePruf I have received, you can check it out here. Seriously though, what the hell happened to fall this year?

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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. Elizabeth,

    Make sure you use that Freezepruf — I’m very curious to get your thoughts on how it works. It seems like a very promising product, but I think many people have their hopes set a little too high. I think people in Alabama will be much happier with it than people like us who live in the Great White North.

  2. Well, you COULD drink the FreezePruf, but I thought maybe you were headed toward the 100 Proof instead!
    I hear that you are due some VERY nice weather courtesy of the front headed up my way today that is supposed to be humdinger.
    Have fun!

  3. No joke. I have two boxes of lovely bulbs and I can’t bring myself to go out in the miserable, wet mud and get them in the ground. It’s been an unpleasant fall, so far.

  4. Hey- I just got FeezePruf too- how is it working? We’re going to try it for the first time up in seattle to help fend off cold weather on our tropical plants… we’ll see!

  5. I don’t think Freezepruf will work over the winter — but it may work if you’re just looking to plant tomatoes (or whatever) a little early. It should protect plants from frost, but I think that hoping for more than that is wishful thinking.

  6. If it does not protect over the winter, it is of limited use to me. Any annual that is planning to die now can hurry up and do so.

    But I guess for pre-last-frost spring planting … which I rarely do …

  7. Bitching weather in the PNW. Glorious fall foliage. So hot at 65 degrees farenheight today. Still picking a few late raspberries off new canes.
    Baby summer squash are still ripening on the vine.
    Awesome day.

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