Grounded Design is moving from Blogger to Squarespace. You can find the new blog site at:
I hope to soon transfer the domain www.groundeddesign.com as well to this new format, but that may take a few more days.
For the past year, I've been thinking about ways to put new life into this blog. But a lot has changed since I've started this blog in 2008. In fact, my life has changed quite a bit since then. I started this blog because I had thoughts about design, gardens, and planting that didn't always fit into my professional practice. Besides being a Principal at the firm Rhodeside & Harwell, I now have many more outlets for putting that content out in the world. I regularly talk and lecture around the country now, I teach at George Washington University, am actively involved on social media (mostly Twitter and Instagram), have a book out now, do the occasional interview. So I wanted a website that focused on blog articles, but also captured all of the other ways I am engaging with the world.
For those of you who have followed this blog for many years, thank you. From my heart. If you are still interested, I will be offering a free monthly subscription that bundles blog posts into a single email. Keep your inbox uncluttered, but enable you not to miss any posts you may want to read when you have a spare moment. To sign up, go to the bottom of the new page thomasrainer.com and enter the email address. I will continue to maintain this blog site as an archive. But all the good new stuff will be over on the new site.
I'm delighted to start a series of post in the upcoming weeks focused on planting strategies. This will be some distilled, practical advice that I've learned over the last few years for combining plants.