I so love the cottage look of a picket fence with roses, perennials and vines. There’s something very welcoming about a white picket fence. It says “Nice people live here!”
All of the 1950 shows had picket fences; Leave it to Beaver, Hazel, Andy Griffith...maybe that's why I think a house isn't a home without one! We live in the country so our landscape is anything but manicured. It’s rough, rocky ground and everything we plant takes blood, sweat and tears to get in the ground! I could just envision roses or clematis vines climbing and spilling over the fence...blue delpheniums, daisies, and zinnias along the front of the fence!
It took two weekends and here’s the finished project. By the end of the summer the roses and plants should cover the fence and give us the look we want. I want to add a birdhouse or two, maybe on posts behind the fence. We'll add tulips and jonquils this fall for next spring. It's not an English Garden but hey, I live on a mountain in the Ozark Hills...it's as close as I'm gonna get!