I have always loved picket fences. They just look so neat and orderly, and they let flowers peek through. When we first moved here I would look out the window and daydream about a picket fence around the front and at least part way up the sides of our property. I would debate within my mind about whether or not there should be a gate, or maybe there should be two gates…I don’t know what brought on my epiphany, but one day it hit me: I live on a hill. I have never seen a picket fence that looked good going up a hill. They are made for flat, or nearly flat, areas. Back to the drawing board.
Years later, we needed to replace our porch railing. My DH did not like the prices or the looks of the outdoor railings he saw at the big box stores. He walked around the store, looking for an alternative. Finally, he found something he thought would work and brought it home. He was very relieved to see my delight. He hadn’t known about my love of picket fences, and didn’t realize he was making my dream come true!
This post inspired by the Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop, sponsored by Gardening Gone Wild.