What to plant against a north-facing garage wall? (pic)
I'd like some ideas about what to plant against this long garage wall. It faces due north, but does get morning sunshine. I'd like some color if possible and something that would partly hide this huge garage, which because of the narrowness of our lot and budget constraints we had to have sticking out as you see it. We're on top of an extremely windy ridge, although the wind comes from the back of the house mainly. The tree that looks close to the garage wall is actually about 8 feet from it. It's an Ohio buckeye.
The pic isn't very good, but we have rock in the very front with lawn behind that and small bushes (Miss Kim lilac sized) in front also. Dark Knight spirea and potentilla groundcover in front of the house. I hope also to plant some bearded iris and peonies somewhere, but I think there's not enough sun for peonies against the garage. If morning sun is enough for peonies though that would be my first choice I think.