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Landscaping Photo of a Picket Fence in Gothic Style

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Picket fences, widely associated with English cottage gardens, bring a homey feeling to a landscape that few other fences can match....
Its plantings and Gothic-style picket fence make this home truly homey.

Its plantings and Gothic-style picket fence make this home truly homey.

David Beaulieu

But in this landscaping photo, the homey feeling is due to more than just the choice in fences. The pachysandra, shrubs, vines and trees all give the yard a welcoming feel.

Picket fences come in a number of styles, determined by a variety of criteria. I discuss just one set of criteria in this collection of fence pictures: namely, the shape of the board at the top of each picket. The style of the picket fence in this photo is the Gothic, coming to a simple point. In the next fence picture, you'll see a different style of picket fence....

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