Hi all, The front step of our front walk has rotted out. It was a railroad tie & I guess even those have a life. Anyway, as with all projects, this one got bigger. While my husband was at the big box stores getting a new landscape timber, I began "cleaning up" the area. I have reinstalled the edging bricks so that they will hold the soil back better, and now I'd like some advice on plantings. Until now, the area has had Stella d'oro daylilies. Nice plants but they look terrible towards the end of the summer, and before they bloom in June, they are just plain boring. The area in question is small:. 1 1/2 feet by 4 feet.(.45 by 1.2 metric). It is also north facing. And gets piled up with snow in the winter. I'd like something(s) that are 1) relatively small 2) can deal with snow (if perennial) 3) can grow on a north side 4) will provide 3 season interest Suggestions?? Oh, I forgot to add that this tiny bed is just outside our front door. So it is very visable.