This is a narrow portion of the wider space between two driveways, and is on the left edge of the property as a car pulls into the driveway. It’s shaded by trees, sloped, and the property line is quite close to the driveway for a lot of the length. This area does get some early and late sun. It includes a lot of weedy/shrubby growth that hasn’t been managed.
There is wild bracken fern about midway up the driveway, and the neighbors have planted both native and Kousa dogwoods.
Plants in table are listed from back of driveway (North) to street (South)
|Qty||Latin Name||Common Name||Notes|
|1||Prunus||Weeping Cherry||This is a volunteer, probably planted by a bird. Flowers are more delicate than most commercial varieties.|
|1||Quercus sp||Oak Tree|
|2||Nandina domestica ‘Leucocarpa’||Heavenly Bamboo, White Berried|
|3||Cornus florida||Dogwood Tree||on neighbor’s property|
|3||Cornus kousa||Kousa Dogwood Tree||on neighbor’s property|
|Pteridium aquilinum||Bracken Fern||mostly on neighbor’s property|
|Podophyllum peltatum||Mayapple||possibly on neighbor’s property — add more? gather seed?|
|1||Carya sp||Hickory Tree||on neighbor’s property|
|1||Acer sp||Maple Tree||on neighbor’s property|
|1||Tulip Poplar||on neighbor’s property|
|1||Colocasia ‘Madeira’||‘Madeira’ Elephant Ear||Supposedly hardy, but small plant probably didn’t survive summer|
|1||Hardy Palm Tree||Planted in 2010 – so far so good!|
|1||Colocasia esculenta ‘Pink China’||‘Pink China’ Elephant Ear||Supposedly hardy, but probably didn’t survive summer|
|1||Carya sp??||Tree||on neighbor’s property|
Summer: Removed prickly brambles to facilitate parking
Spring: Planted hardy palm, hardy banana and tender elephant ear. Didn’t do well
Spring: Planted two (hopefully) hardy elephant ears. Try planting good sized plants here since it seems a little tough. Could try Thai Giant next year. Elephant ears need a LOT of water in the summer. This spot isn’t very convenient for watering as the hose doesn’t quite reach.
Summer: Moved a few daffodils from Front Island Bed between hardy elephant ears and palm to help locate them in early spring.
3/2012: Planted white berried Nandina from Woodlander’s Nursery.
Edge with daffodils to brighten in spring
Evergreen shrubs for screening would be nice — coordinate with the neighbors
consider Pleioblastus chino ‘Murakamianus’ for screening –must be edged EVERY YEAR, even though it’s a moderate spreader
Last updated 22 March 2012