Creating planting pockets that are easy to manage. Combine a stepped pathway to one side of the drive with a series of built-in planters between the two.
This design almost makes me wish I had a sloping driveway. It not only solves the problem of planting, but by incorporating a series of wide, shallow steps, the designer has made the journey on foot much more comfortable.
The square and rectangular planters tie in with the motif used for the garage door and windows. If you build raised beds, you can keep the soil surface level, avoiding the problem of erosion after a heavy rainfall as well as allowing for deeper soil to support trees and larger shrubs. For added interest these could always be brightened with seasonal color, yet this simple approach is in keeping with the overall planting theme of the home.