Elizabeth Licata

  • Bulb planting
  • Urban Gardening
  • Communty Gardens
  • Garden writing
  • Starting a garden blog


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Gardening While Intoxicated

Garden Rant
Twitter: @GWI

In 1999, Elizabeth Licata bought an old Victorian in the Allentown neighborhood of Buffalo, and realized that a garden came with it. A shady one with a lot of maple roots.

Licata’s had a lot of fun and even learned a few things since then and enjoys sharing her triumphs and frustrations with others on her blog Gardening While Intoxicated.

Licata likes to rant passionately for:
  • old-fashioned flowers
  • urban gardens
  • bulbs
  • community gardens
  • garden walks
and against:
  • boring gardening, i.e. lawns and foundation plantings
  • bad garden vendors
  • dumb TV gardening shows
  • purists and elitism in general
In the real world Licata is the editor of Buffalo Spree magazine and a freelance writer and art curator. She was an early instigator of Garden Walk Buffalo and has written the text for a book about Garden Walk Buffalo. She has also written and edited several art-related books. She has also written for Fine Gardening and Horticulture, including an extensive how-to on how to plant bulbs in containers.