Shrubs for north side of house?
I would like to start planning the very blah north side of my house. Years ago my mom grew a few shrubs there that eventually got destroyed by the dogs (they were in their pen). Nothing has been planted there since, not even grass. I would like to put some shrubs in and maybe some shade plants like hostas, coral bells, columbine ect. It gets no sun next to the house and pretty much little or no sun even out about 10 feet due to tree shade. I have a couple of dogwood babies, Cornus sericea "Cardinal" and a Cornus alba "Ivory Halo". Any ideas for shrubs would be greatly appreciated.