Because Julia and I both have been on book tours this fall, I’ve been focusing on spending time outside when I’m home in between events. I’ve missed out on fall favorites like planting cabbages and making wreaths, so I made sure to dedicate all my free time in the months before tour to keeping things green and growing outside. With all my visits on tour to the south, southwest and the west coast, I’ve been enjoying pleasant fall weather — and it’s still nice enough at home to hang outside. So just because we’re entering cooler seasons doesn’t mean I’m ready to head indoors or stop dreaming about our gardening plans for next year.
From planters of thyme to our surprisingly successful first crop of tomatoes and eggplants, I’ve so enjoyed all the results of our hard work outside over the past year. Next year I want to put even more time into our yard, so I’ve been eyeing some new pieces at my favorite gardening shop, Terrain, to keep me motivated for planting and planning next year’s lineup. If you’re looking to do a little fall growing, sprucing up or just planning for next spring’s plants, hopefully these 10 pieces will keep you growing in style. xo, grace