Long Narrow Flower Border
I wanted to plant a perennial flower border along the edge of my driveway - a straight, flat stretch, 60 ft long, in full sun. Unfortunately when my driveway was widened, the grader went a bit farther than he was supposed to, so now I only have 4 ft between the driveway and a split rail fence which was to be the backdrop for the border. The other side of the split rail fence is flat lawn, in full sun.
What should I do? Options: (1) Plant a 4 ft by 60 ft border. (Too narrow to look good?) (2) Plant a 4 ft wide strip on BOTH sides of the split rail fence. (3) Plant shrubs between the driveway and the fence, and put the flower border on the far side of the fence. If the latter, any suggestions on shrubs? I think I would want something that wouldn't get too big & straggly. Evergreen or deciduous? All one kind, or a variety?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.