Urban Driveway Garden

What was once a strip of black swallowwort, vinca, and other weeds - with known toxins in the soil - became a pollinator garden engineered to absorb rainwater and thrive in a tough spot. Clumps of switchgrass and swamp milkweed frame the shorter perennials; in deeper shade are ferns and hostas (saved from before we did the work), with unusual natives like black cohosh and Bowman's root. A peastone seating area was constructed in the middle. 

Next project: Milkweed meadow