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Landscaping Pictures: Faux Entryways With White Picket Fence Gates

You Don't Need an "Entrance" to Welcome People In

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A crushed stone path leads to a white picket fence gate. This faux landscaping "welcomes" viewers in, but the gate is yard art, not a true entrance.
The white picket fence gate in this picture does not lead to an entryway.

The white picket fence gate in this picture does not lead to an entryway, but it does suggest "welcome."

David Beaulieu
In a previous picture we already encountered an example of a white picket fence that was installed purely for aesthetics: it didn't function to keep anybody off the property in question. In the picture above, the white picket fence gate has, once again, solely an aesthetic purpose. An isolated structure at the far end of the yard, it does not welcome visitors towards a house entrance, yet it lends a welcoming charm to its landscape. Because white picket fences planted with flowers exude a homey feel, they can inject such warmth into a landscape even where they aren't functional. Such white picket fence gates are examples of "faux landscaping": they do one thing, but say another, if you will.
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