This site is a blog by Thomas Rainer about the form, meaning, and expression of designed landscapes.  Thomas writes from his experience both as a professional designer and as a home gardener. Some posts are practical (how-to do it yourself), others are about industry trends and professional practice, others are straight from the heart. All are focused on the intersection of design, ecology, and human culture.

Since its inception in 2008, this blog has been awarded the "Best Gardening Blogs" by Horticulture Magazine. It has an international audience of gardeners, horticulturists, landscape architects, ecologists, and nature lovers. The articles posted here represent only the opinions of the author.  

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