Here's another challenging spot in my yard - dry shade. Very, very dry shade! Most of these woodland perennials bloom in spring (epimedium rubrum (bishop's hat), pulmonaria (lungwort), lamiastrum, dicentra (bleeding heart)), but right now there are a couple hostas blooming (but not thriving - they prefer more moisture than what they get here) and a purple cimicifuga (bugbane) which will bloom soon. There's also some yellow creeping jenny sprinkled around for a hit of colour. Have you noticed how much I like yellow foliage? It goes well with the blue house!
Overall, as long as stuff will grow here, I'm happy with it.
Here's this same area at other times of the year: