Challenging Front Yard
I'm ready to landscape the front of my new (to me) house, and I am really stumped for ideas on what to plant. The house is over 100 yrs old and I would like to keep a heritage feel. I will be adding window boxes. The space between the house and sidewalk is approximately 7 feet. The biggest challenge is that we get a ton of snow here in winter, and a huge amount of snow from the driveway gets blown into this area (common driveway between my house and the one next door). Whatever gets planted here has to stand up to a lot of abuse, particularly at the corner of the house...or die back in winter (zone 5).
There is a cedar and a weigela in place now that I would like to reuse if possible. This area gets full sun until noon.
Here is a link that might be useful: