Question: I had a driveway installed last fall and I’m looking for some ideas on dressing up the sidewall. It's only about four feet tall and I definitely do not want to block the neighbor's view. What do you think?
NICK: I’m going to assume that you don't have a lot of room to play with here, and that you want a plant that's going to slurp up right against that wall to soften it up. I would start off with something that can actually attach itself to the wall. There are two plants that come to mind that will do that. "Ficus Pumila", which is in the Ficus family like the big Ficus Benjamina (but it's a vine). That's a wonderful plant for an area like this as well as its' friend "Needlepoint Ivy". Needlepoint Ivy is not very invasive. Also, if you want something that you could trellis on the side, think about using climbing roses for dressing up the sidewall.