This post could also be called ‘What’s In a Name?” The new Twitter list tool has me thinking. I am thrilled to be included on so many people’s lists, but I’m wondering about the category most have put me in. I have always been a designer. First I was a jewelry designer, then a fashion designer and lastly (and it is the last) a landscape designer. A designer first, the discipline second.
Back to Twitter lists. On most people’s lists I am included in a list that has some sort of ‘gardening/gardener’ reference. I wonder if they would include me there if the word ‘landscape’ wasn’t part of the title? Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do, but if my own history is considered, it is the ‘D’ word, not the ‘L’ word that is the defining factor.