Hello! I have a long driveway, maybe 75' long with a 5' bed going down the center. I guess it's our own private hell strip. We share it with our neighbors (who have their driveway paralleling ours on the other side of the bed) There are a couple of mature (40'+) pines in the bed and another tree that I cannot for the life of me remember the name...
We've used it as a sort of nursery bed for a lot of plants in the past couple of years. Result: hodgepodge. Some of the plants we currently have in there:
Trees in planter boxes:
Orchid tree (1)
Australian Christmas tree (currently dying)
Asian Pear (1)
Trees in the ground:
Strawberry trees (3)
Empress tree (1)
Strawberry Guava (1)
Yellow Guava (1)
Pineapple Guava (2)
Callistemon 'little john' (6-8)
Variegated Hebe (6-8)
Golden Dew Drop - Duranta erecta (4)
Blue Rosemary (4-6)
Blue Agapanthus (4)
Ferns (4) planted in front of the trees
Society Garlic (more than I can count, variegated and non)
Fortnight Lilies (we keep digging them out, they keep coming back)
Cannas (that are dying, I don't think they like the acidity)
Giant ground orchid, has never bloomed
Variegated mock orange (2-3)
And a bunch of other stuff that I can't remember right now.
DH wants something very neat, he wants it to showcase the house... while I would like a mass of flowers and perennial vegetables. (of course!!!) It's probable that very few of the original plants will remain in the hell strip.
Here's a picture of the strip before anything was planted; the picture is taken from our driveway looking toward the street. There's another 15' or so not shown in the picture.
Any help is appreciated!!