While the temperature keeps changing in St. Louis, it’s entirely autumn at the Show House thanks to Jim Graeler and daughter Andria Graeler of Chesterfield Valley Nursery. The exterior of the home is engulfed in fall hues like orange and yellow.
“I think our favorite part of the landscape was the walkway up to the front door,” Andria Graeler says of the manicured entryway, flanked with colorful mums and greenery. “Between all the fall color and the planter bowls, it was just a really nice, lush example of how we create a space.”
The Chesterfield Valley Nursery team ran into some issues with size, she explains, noting a few plants that were too tall for their original intended locations. Minor adjustments fixed these issues to create a warm and welcoming yard.
The outdoor spaces at the house include not just the front entryway but also a side yard complete with an outdoor living room. “I was most excited about this area … [It] has a lot of our large planter pots, and it also had a really nice box Japanese maple to create a more natural feel to that outdoor space,” Andria Graeler says.
Chesterfield Valley Nursery, 16825 N. Outer 40, Chesterfield, 636-532-9307, chesterfieldvalleynursery.com