About Us

GardenRant is the work of these highly opinionated gardeners:

Founders (2006):

Susan Harris in Greenbelt, MD

Elizabeth Licata in Buffalo, NY

Michele Owens in Saratoga Springs, NY

Amy Stewart in Eureka, CA

Joining 2013 – 2019:

Allen Bush in Louisville, KY

Thomas Christopher near Hartford, CT

Scott Beuerlein in Cincinnati, OH

Marianne Willburn in Northern VA

GardenRant has been online since June 2006 and quickly developed a following among garden bloggers, garden writers and editors, and landscape nursery business professionals.  We have been named Best Garden Blog, Most Innovative Garden Blog, and Best Written, by a jury of our peers.


Garden Design Magazine
 called us:  “Pithy, hysterically funny, with poignant news and views of all aspects of the garden world. Don’t miss their Manifesto!” We’ve also received praise from the Washington Post’s Barbara Damrosch, who said Garden Rant “gives good information, hosts lively and knowledgeable guest ranters, and is anchored by four outstandingly uppity women, excellent writers all.”

Washington Post gardening editor Adrian Higgins said that Garden Rant is “one of my favorites: A blend of gossip, news, crusade and, yes, raw rant, it blows the cobwebs out of gardening’s mustier corners.”

USA Today reported on our gardening activities in the spring of 2010, andMacKenzie Carpenter said in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that although we “will probably never be invited by HGTV to host a garden show,” Rant “is in a class by itself.” In the New York Times, Michael Tortorello asserts that we “mouth off with the zeal of sports radio barkers.” We’ve also been lauded by The American GardenerCanadian Gardening magazine, BBC’s Gardens Illustrated, and the National Gardening Association.

Read all the latest press on our Who’s Ranting About Us section.

Our readers have called us “Witty, sharp, and relentless good fun” and “sassy, knowledgeable commentary, always provocative, always surprising” and “first blog I read every day.”  Read more praise from our readers here.

Who reads GardenRant?  See the results of our reader survey here.  We get over 80,000 page views a month.

Want to know what we’re ranting about? Read our top stories from 2010.  Or from 2009.

Guest posts?

Read all about it here.

Contact GardenRant

Email either gardenersusan at gmail.com or ealicata at yahoo.com.