19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, April 15, 1914: Nothing much doing today.
The picture above shows the simplest variation of an old fence. The boxed in posts are finished with a square board with a ball placed on top of each one for decoration.
Ladies Home Journal (March, 1914)
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Now that spring is here, I’m taking stock of my yard. It needs work. . . a fence might be nice.
Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I’ll share some backyard fencing suggestions from the March, 1914 issue of Ladies Home Journal.
This is a good fence if the view beyond is particularly pleasing. and does not, therefore, need to be shut off.
In the fence above the monotony is broken by connecting two fence posts with a trellis on which a pretty hardy shrub can be trained.
Some of us possess yards in which plants will not grow. The fence above is a happy solution. Gay boxes of flowers are placed between the posts and ivy or other vines on top.