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Grounded Design – most exciting blog discovery in a long time

Grrounded credto

When I happened upon the blog of landscape architect Thomas Rainer my first thought was:  Why isn’t he guest-posting on GardenRant?  Or alternatively, is his blog the Rant of landscape architecture?  Seriously, look these thought- and passion-provoking posts:

In fact, I emailed these stories and more to myself for rainy-day reading, and now that I’ve gone back for a  closer look I discover that his most recent post was in September – eek!

So Thomas, what’ll it take to keep your blog going?  Anyone with this credo has GOT to be heard.

Posted by on December 18, 2010 at 5:53 am, in the category Unusually Clever People.
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11 responses to “Grounded Design – most exciting blog discovery in a long time”

  1. This is one of my favorite blogs. I am so glad you are mentioning it here for the Rant readers.

  2. Hoover says:

    He’s probably changing dirty diapers.

  3. greg draiss says:

    Watching the grass grow still counts as gardening….doesn’t it?
    Actually walking on my lawn in aerator sandals
    the TROLL

  4. tibs says:

    But Greg, if you have both hands full, what are you gardening with?

  5. greg draiss says:

    I prefer gardening in my underwear with a beer in one hand slice of pizza in the other

    The TROLL

  6. Michelle D says:

    Love his philosophy.
    great reading blog
    thanks for the intro.

  7. Glad to see that there is at least one other person who designs with native plants.

    I am the author of the book Design Your Natural Midwest Garden that features 32 designs–some of them cottagey-and over 200 photographs of midwest native plants.

    I just put my new web site on line in mid-November along with a weekly blog that features descriptions, photographs, and cultural requirements of midwest native plants that are showy that week..

    Take a look.

    My book can be purchased from my website or Amazon.com. The Chicago Botanic Garden also carries it.

    Live green!

  8. I’m sure the baby is keeping him busy!

  9. BooksInGarden says:

    Wow! Awesome blog. Can we bribe him?

  10. Tara Dillard says:

    “The quality of our environment affects our health & spirit.”

    This isn’t mumbo-jumbo. It’s science.

    Recent studies prove a connection between increased white blood cell counts and being amongst plants.

    And other such stuff…….but I’m busy & gotta go.

    Thanks Susan for posting this.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  11. veratrine says:

    I’m sure it’s to do with the fact he and his wife just had their first baby! Which means, no doubt, he’ll be back to blogging in 18 or 19 years 😉