Newbie desperately seeking help for front yard
Purchased this home last year and current project is front yard. Front of home faces north and is primarily a shaded area. I checked the shade line at 8am, 1pm, and 4pm. There never is truly a huge amount of sunlight hitting anywhere on the north and east side of the home. Soil drains well based on the dig hole, fill with water, wait test. Currently planted in front are dwarf indian hawthorns and some other shrubs (mostly dead) that no one can identify. On each side of garage door is a sky pencil holly. My initial ideas:
(1) hostas plus astilbe in the flowerbed by the entrance, (2) in front keep the hawthornes and add hydrangeas,
(3) west wall, knockout roses,
(4) east (left fence) no ideas. Neighbor planted knockout roses but I don't think adequate sun exposures occurs.