Monday, September 2, 2019

White PIcket Fence

Hello Everyone.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  

Terry and I worked to get the picket fence put in out front of the house.

With moving in July it is hard to do too much to the outside of the house for this year.  


I wanted to show you my pinned ideas for a white picket fence and arbor.  
The inspiration pictures below are from Pinterest.

Then I can show you what we accomplished with our white picket fence and arbor.


I love this white picket with the cornflowers.  Cornflowers remind me of ballet dancers with their tutu's. 
I call them the ballerina's of the garden.

Lots going on with this white picket fence.
 Lots of color and varieties.

I feel the fence gets lost.

However the flowers are gorgeous.

This one with the Brown Eyed Susan's mixed in with day lilies .  So pretty.

A nice sweet little arbor and entry gate to this adorable home.  I hope my arbor will fill in by next Spring and Summer.

This arbor with the double gate and painted birdhouse is really pretty.

This is my inspiration for my white picket fence.
I love this look and hope to accomplish this look for my yard.


I want to get roses to climb on my arbor.

This inspiration picture reminds me of an old english garden.  So pretty and full.

I had to sneak this old English fence in just because it was cute.


Now here is the start to my picket fence.

I put a little wicker flower basket out on the gate.  I can see lots of fun things to hang on this gate for the holidays.
We added the arbor and then attached the gate to the fence so it swings open.  It will be fun to get something growing up the arbor come Spring next year.


 I planted on both sides of the fence. 

This way when it all fills in it will be thick and plush. 
Plus when I look outside I want to see the pretty too.


At this point and  it being so late in the season we will keep the fence just one section on each side going up into the yard. 

We can always add more in the Spring.

We planted double pink climbing roses.

With it being so late in the season I was surprised I could find a lot of perennials still available.

 Everything we put in should bloom until the first frost. 
Let's pray that does not come too quick.


I put in Shasta Daisies.


That big ugly dead tree to the left of your screen is being removed on Wednesday.  Not only are we happy to see the dead tree go so our my neighbors that have those thorny branches constantly all over their driveway.


I will have fun with this arbor and fence this Christmas with garland and lights. 
I will plant something that will climb up the arbor and over the top in the Spring.

The white picket fence plus some planting is in for the rest of what summer and fall we have. 

I cannot wait for it all to fill in next Spring and Summer. 

Hopefully at some point my picket fence will look like the one below.
Have a great start to the new week.
Hugs,
Kris

56 comments:

  1. Oh I love it. Such a cute house and fabulous curb appeal.

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  2. SOOOO Adorable you guys!!! I love how you planted on both sides of the fence. How exciting to look forward to the plants coming back up next Spring. I didn't realize you had such a big front yard. Your neighborhood is just lovely!

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  3. I love it.....so beautiful!!!! I can't wait to see what it looks like next spring when everything has time to fill in since it already looks so pretty. It was fun to see the neighborhood you live in.....so charming!!!
    ~Des

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  4. Amazing! This is my dream and what we hope to add in next year. I have picket fencing around our veggie patch but now want to add an arbor and fencing for our front garden. Can't wait! Love yours. It will fill in so nicely! Chy

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  5. Kris,
    I absolutely LOVE your sweet picket fence!! So charming!! Looking forward to seeing how you will decorate it throughout the year and Seasons ahead..
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. You've already done this much? You guys are remarkable! It's already beautiful, Kris, and I can certainly picture it being surrounded by lush plantings next summer. It really suits your darling house. And by the way, those houses across the street have oodles of character too. Really sweet street to live on!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I *love* this fence and arbor so much! I just shake my head in wonder and awe at how much you and Terry accomplish. When I say you guys have done more in two months than we've done in 29 years, I am not kidding.

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  8. I love that fence and arbors as entrances. All those BEAUTIFUL flowers. I am in limbo right now trying to decide if moving is in my future but if not I am thinking that doing my front yard with an adorble white fencing would be so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. YOU DID IT! You guys, you get on it right away and it's amazing how much you've already done to make this house a sweet cottage. Your neighborhood is beautiful, with amazing period homes to look at across the street! How transformative a picket fence and arbor are! Kris, you just watch how perfect this is going to look when all your plantings mature.

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  10. Kris I love, love this arbor and gate. I can see how pretty this will be all year round. Love your plan for the fence. I noticed plants peeking through a bit already.

    This will be dreamy and fun to see evolve. Very nice homes around you too.

    Cindy

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  11. YES, I love it and oh the fun that you will have decorating that beautiful fence. Things are moving right along for you and I am so thrilled and happy for you. You sure know how to make a house a home girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. Oh, Kris! That's the perfect treatment for your cottage! I really love the look, and the flowers already planted, my goodness.....you guys are industrious. Your neighborhood looks really inviting. Can't wait to see all the seasonal decor you'll enjoy along that fence. What a great way to start September.

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  13. I would love this in my yard but our city does not allow a fence in front yard. This will look adorable next year with your flowers in abundance.

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  14. You guys never seem to run out of energy. I love the fence. Fingers crossed all the plants will take and survive the winter.

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  15. Oh Kris!!!! Beautiful posting and great job on the fence. I love your house and your street is just lovely. You sure know how to find charm. I' m always thrilled to see a new posting from you. I know you're busy trying to get settled so thank you!

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    1. Me again. I just showed my husband your posting. We are getting ready to put a fence up in our front yard after we have a surveyor. Did you need to use an auger to get your posts in? We've only ever installed wood fencing so we were wondering about vinyl. Thanks Kris

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    2. Hi Betty,
      I wish I had your email to send you the info. So I hope you come back to read this. There is a company called Zippity that makes this fence. They are all vinyl and maintenance free. The beauty of this fence is you do not have to dig holes or use cement or get permits to put it in.
      It is semi permanent so you could remove it if you want. There is a steel poll that you pound about 3 feet into the ground and then the post cover goes over that. So no digging or cement. This fence is so popular that it has been on back order all summer. It finally came in to all the stores that carry it. I bought mine directly from the company but I just saw that Home Depot has this on line for a lot less than I paid for each panel. Wayfair carried it too. If you need the links to the sites email me and let me know your email and I can give that to you. If you just google Zippity Nantucket white fence you should get all the stores that carry it. Good luck you will love this fence. It is a lot to get the steel post pounded into the grown but not as bad as digging holes and cement and permits. Good luck.

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  16. Kris, that is so beautiful! I can totally imagine how it will look next year when you are able to plant it up fully. I love the arch and the cute basket hanging on the gate. You will have such fun with that, changing it for each season. You both must have worked really hard to get it all done. Hugs, Gilly x

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  17. The white picket fence is certainly the icing on the cake! I didn't realize you had such a big front yard and that your home is small in a neighborhood of bigger and probably more expensive homes. Smart move. I can just see that front yard filled with pathways and herbs in a cottage garden look. Everyone who passed by would have to stop and look at the beauty of it.
    Brenda

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  18. Oh that looks so good and I love your inspiration photos especially the ones with the climbing roses and purple flowers. Sounds like you did a great job on finding plants and lots to look forward to this coming spring!

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  19. The picket fence is the perfect addition to JCC 4 and I can't wait to see everything in bloom next year. Your street looks to be a very well kept neighborhood with beautiful homes. I bet they are excited to have you and Terry as new neighbors who take such pride in your home. JCC 4 seems to be the smaller of the lot but it will be equally impressive after the Dynamic DIY Duo's magic touches!

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  20. Your new house already looks like you've lived there for years! You are making it so cozy outside and in! I love the picket fence. Just love it!

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  21. I love it. I had a picket fence in our backyard of my old home to deivide between our garden yard and our little forest. I loved it.

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  22. Love, love, love the picket fence. The arbor is great and when the roses fill in, it will looks gorgeous. This picket fence really adds some pop to your cute cottage. The inspiration photos are quite lovely. I bet your neighbors are happy about your new look and also removing the dead thorny tree. Have a great week. xoxo

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  23. What a difference! So nice. I'm sure your neighbors love it. We have a big dead tree in our neighborhood that needs to come down. Your neighbors will love that too!

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  24. Oh, sweet Kris. I am in love. I had no idea that your front yard was so large and the homes across from you are just beautiful. What a great view. Picket fences are the ultimate cottage look and you certainly have accomplished that. I love your outlook for how it will look and you are certainly on the right path. I could write a book here! I can't wait to have you post photos each week. It will make my days..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Thanks for your visit, Kris. It will be fun planning for fall in your sweet new cottage, when you are ready..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

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  25. OH! It turned so beautifully, Kris...just charming! Your neighborhood is so pretty!

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  26. Kris, I love it. That fence is adorable with flowers o both sides. It will fill in quickly, once the plants get a hold. You have already made the cottage even prettier. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

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  27. What a difference a few little white pickets make. Absolutely stunning!

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  28. Your fence and arbor are lovely. I can just imagine how beautiful it will be as the flowers mature. You live in a charming storybook neighborhood!

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  29. How fun to have that white picket fence! It's beautiful and your flowers are already starting to stretch their legs! I had two arbors when I lived in Washington State.. they were by our garden and one had a climbing rose bush that went way over the top. I loved it so. Wish I could have brought it with us. The other I would plant my climbing beans under it and they would grow up the sides. You will have a blast decorating that fence and arbor for the different holidays and I can hardly wait to see what you do for Christmas! Oh the lights.. the boughs.. the berries.. the holly..... your neighborhood is just beautiful and those stately homes across the street make your views just so perfect.... I'm amazed at what you two have done in such a short time. Are you ever going to take a break?? (hee hee)... probably not. I can imagine you'll have a lovely cottage garden next year. xoxoo Marilyn

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  30. Well, how much fun is that going to be...perfect for your little cottage! Love the plants and yes it will be very full!

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  31. How gorgeous, Kris - I can just see it full of roses and perennials next summer!!! Charming, and perfect for your sweet cottage!

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  32. Beautiful inspiration shots, you've got quite a few of the ones I've pinned over the past few years! Your fence is lovely. I'm sad that it's already September and the growing season here is almost over. Have fun planting! xoxox

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  33. I love it, Chris! My Mr. AGPMan hope to do the same thing. I've wanted a picket fence for so long now. About three years ago I was in my home state of Cali and I took some pictures of houses that have picket fences. I showed them to my hubby and it is definitely on our list. I love your house and your fence looks amazing. Ours is a ways off...must finish painting the outside AND that is a BIG JOB. Thanks for stopping in today. You make me SMILE! <3

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  34. Love your picket fence! Can't wait to see your flowers next year!

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  35. I've always wanted a white picket fence. Yours looks fabulous! Your neighborhood looks so cute! Hope everything survives the winter and you get the look you wanted in the spring!

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  36. I have absolutely no doubt that your fence will be even more charming and lush than your inspiration photos. And wow, what a beautiful road you live on. Each home is lovelier than the next. I bet you have so much fun walking around and peeking at everyone's pretty!!

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  37. Your house looks so cute in your neighborhood, I know the neighbors are glad to have you there. Yes your fence will win the prettiest prize next spring and summer

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  38. Kris, your house is absolutely adorable! I just love it! I love all the inspiration but your fence is going to be gorgeous when it all the flowers fill in next spring. Great idea with the sweet basket! Love and hugs!

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  39. Hi Kris, I hope everything went well with the removal of the tree. You white picket fence looks so pretty. I love how much you have accomplished with your house already! I wish you, Terry and Buddy all the best with the new house. :)

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  40. Wow, that is so pretty and I can hardly wait to see how it all fills in with glorious flowers.

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  41. ;0ve your picket fence. My favorite white picket fences always has plantings on both sides as you have done. I am as always, amazed at what you accomplish once you set your mind to it. A lot of fun decorating will happen season round to your fence and arbor and I can't wait to see it.

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  42. I love your beautiful Cottage..its great!!!! I bet the neighbors are so happy that yall have joined their beautiful neighborhood. :) , as it looks fabulous. Boy, you and your hubby are hardworkers...and so creative. Thanks for sharing and hope your new home is very blessed with coziness and happiness. Cheers. (I have been rving with no internet for a couple of weeks and loved catching up with you and many other beautiful bloggers).

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  43. OH MY! This is beautiful Kris. I LOVE how you decided to go with the climbing roses. This is going to be beautiful. I am so excited for you to be able to decorate during all the seasons. Looking forward to seeing what you decided to do for Autumn.
    Carla

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  44. Oh Kris! Love your fence, arbor and flowers. With the green thumb you have, I know next year will be gorgeous. Great job! It is already spectacular.

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  45. This already looks pretty as can be, Kris!! I'm sure your fence will look just like you are hoping. Your sweet little cottage looks just perfect with the arbor and fence and flowers...I absolutely love it!!! xo

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  46. Such lovely photos. I think you did a wonderful job. Looks good!

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  47. With your green thumb, I have no doubt that your plantings will be as lush as the ones in your inspiration photo. You have done so much since you moved in! We just bought a little condo in Florida, and I am sometimes so afraid to commit and make a decision it will probably be almost empty for years! You are an inspiration!

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  48. Your fence looks so lovely and romantic, Kris!
    Just the style I love too.
    Wishing you lovely late summerdays!

    Hugs, Ida

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  49. I’m speechless Kris, and that’s saying a lot lol.

    You have the cutest house in all the land! I just may have to move in.

    xxx

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  50. It looks fantastic, Kris! I have had picket fences in three of my homes (just in the front) and loved them. Yours is darling and the perfect 'finish' to your front yard. You have several of the same pictures of picket fences saved that I do. I love how it must makes a house a true cottage. Beautiful work---as you two always do---xo Diana

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  51. Gorgeous! I love your fence and garden. This really inspires me to think about putting one in as well!

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  52. Adorable. I've always wanted a house with a picket fence. I can't wait to see it next summer.

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