I love hydrangeas, but never have been very successful getting one going in ground. Maybe I'll try this...Hydrangeas, ferns, sweet potato vine make a great planter arrangement for the shade, and create a beautiful and welcoming vignette for this house.
front yard landscape- double impatiens & boxwood. Winter cold limits boxwood survival. Northern gardens and special care must be taken to select a hardy variety such as 'Vardar Valley' or Korean boxwood if you live where winters are frigid. - fungardenz