I am planning to start a small greening project in a vacant lot next door to the house that we are living in. The plot is mostly sand and rock with hard pan only an inch down. So there is some amending to do. I'll be working with perennial native plants on two small plots just to get something established and show what can be done.
I have not yet decided what I'll plant, I am meeting with the City first and get the go ahead. I need to see what is available locally. I'll need some compost and am looking for shallow rooted plants that can handle dry conditions. I do not want to have to water after the plants are established. I'll let you know what I pick once I have the go ahead.