Well perhaps not every garden has to have one, but the white picket fence is the traditional boundary marker of a well kept landscape. The white contrasts and also highlights the strong colors of the flowers and the bright green of their leaves. Add a white picket fence to your garden and it will give it an instant lift. And with modern vinyl used for many designs there will be no worry about having to repaint a wooden fence. This article which I found on the Garden Lovers Club website has nine examples showing how a white fence can make such a difference to the landscape.
The white picket fence is one of the most indelible pieces of garden imagery of?modern times. It?s a truly versatile, universal signifier of a well-kept landscape that appears on countless lawns and gardens around the world. The pristine white tones contrast perfectly with earthy greens and bold colors, making for a match made in heaven when it comes to thoughtful landscaping ideas. It?s a blank canvas upon which you can project your best work.
Because there are so many ways to incorporate a white fence into your landscape, we?ve shared a collection of some of?our favorite ideas. Decorating and integrating a white fence within your garden is?an easy, effortlessly attractive way to spruce up any garden; the images shared here will show you just how it can be done!
Our first idea is pictured above. We see a burst of bright pink roses creeping up and over the fence, spilling greenery through the slats. Climbing roses make for?great white fence companions, wrapping and hanging onto the structure as they do.
Here?s a particularly striking example of how to frame and complement your white fence. Bursting with a wild contrast of colors, we have sage, speedwell, and catmint creating a bed upon which tall pink roses stand. Towering over the lower plants and standing out amongst the expanse of white fencing, the roses pair perfectly with the lush green and purple hues concealing the lower half of the fence.
This image shows a close focus view of magenta petunias crowding against a simple white fence. The low rise fence is backed by a series of large pots holding the petunias, allowing for the flowers to be moved on a whim,?and a diverse set of arrangements to be shown throughout the seasons.
Sunflowers are another iconic gardening image. Placed side by side with a white picket fence, and you have a stunning, classical portrait of modern landscaping. The immense, bright flowers will tower above nearly any fence, leaving the green, leafy stalks to form a verdant background to the high contrast white fencing. This creates a thickly veiled border to any yard, without the imposing presence of a tall fence.
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