So excited to be here. We just purchased a home on 1/2 acre and I am beyond thrilled to start gardening and shaping the landscape. My first line of business is the back left of the lot. Which is on the west side of the house. There are currently two dead trees that must come down. I'd like to replace it with something else to help with having a little privacy. I am pretty much set on dappled willow, but I'd like some variety back there as well. I'm in zone 5. So far some of my thoughts include ninebark, russian sage, sedum, and spirea. Any other suggestions. Will these all work? I'm not even sure how many of each to buy, but would assume the nursery can help with that. If this post would fit somewhere else better, please let me know. Thanks!