Text by Bethany Adams
As autumn approaches, it may be tempting to leave the garden gloves in the shed and move your attention indoors—but any veteran gardener will tell you that now is the time to start planning for spring! Plenty of plants prefer going into the ground as the weather starts to cool, and your gardening choices in the fall are crucial to what you’ll see once things start blooming again. To help boost your garden inspiration and get you motivated to get outside this season, we’re sharing 7 garden social media accounts packed with practical advice and endless inspo!
If you haven’t heard of Danish gardener Claus Dalby, this is your sign to follow him on Instagram and head over to his YouTube channel, where he’s growing a library of videos filled with useful info and inspiring views of his own garden. Check out the live chats and garden tours he hosts on his Instagram site while you’re waiting for the English version of his book, Containers in the Garden, to be released next spring!
Jenn and Adam O’Neal: PepperHarrow Farm
Jenn and Adam O’Neal’s flower farm in Iowa is the background for never-ending learning, as the couple are passionate about passing on their knowledge in addition to sharing acres of eye-catching blooms. While their Instagram account is expertly curated to fill your feed with stunning shots of their floral bounty, you’ll find plenty of guidance on their blog and YouTube channel—including holiday décor DIYs that will kickstart your Christmas planning!
Dawn Cosgrove: Whistling Prairie Flowers
Another gardener to follow if you’re looking for stunning floral photography, Dawn Cosgrove shows off the beautiful blooms she grows for her business, Whistling Prairie Flowers, out of Saskatchewan, Canada. Check out her Instagram highlights to get tips on growing a wide variety of blooms, including the endless dahlias that grace her social media feed throughout fall.
Tamara Elmore: Tam in the Garden
If edible gardens and sunny optimism are your thing, you’re going to want to give Tamara Elmore a follow! Browse her Instagram highlights for practical tips, or just scroll her feed to hang out with her in her garden and gain a new appreciation for nature’s beauty!
Melissa J. Will: Empress of Dirt
Melissa J. Will is an organic gardener out of Canada who goes out of her way to make sure her advice is accurate, scientifically sound, and frugal, making her blog the perfect place for new gardeners. While her website offers everything from fundamental garden advice to creative DIYs, you’ll want to head straight to her seasonal guides and monthly garden task sections to find out where to dive in this autumn.
Tara Nolan, Niki Jabbour, and Jessica Walliser: Savvy Gardening
Gardeners Tara Nolan, Niki Jabbour, and Jessica Walliser combine forces to share their collective knowledge with their audience, touching on everything from edibles to ornamentals. You can gain practical tips and DIY inspo on their blog or YouTube channel, which are sure to arm you with enough new skills to last through autumn and have you ready when spring returns.
Margaret Roach: A Way to Garden
A self-proclaimed “mad gardener,” Margaret Roach shares her expertise on a variety of topics through both her weekly podcast, where she chats with other garden experts, and her blog, where you can get everything from advice on growing produce to the recipes they go best in. Learn which veggies to harvest in the fall and then find a new favorite dish that will keep you warm well into winter.
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