flower bed direction

flower bed direction

We bought our house a year ago May... and we've done a lot everywhere else in the yard - flower beds, veggie garden... even built a brick patio. But I have this long flower bed on the west side of the house that I can't figure out what to do with. It would be easy to put some bushes here and there and call it good... but that just doesn't sound like what I REALLY want to do... Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThis is looking south into the yard. One lone rose bush came with the house... its kind of sad looking and never gets very full. Photobucket - Video and Image HostingLooking North. I need advice. I've got so much going on everywhere else in the yard... I am afraid to plant something that is high maintenance. Plus, our neighbors on that side of our house are blah and I don't like spending too much time over there. Eventually, we will put up stockade fence, so the area will be a little more shadey than it is now. Any suggestions? I thought about filling the whole thing with rose bushes, but I'd like to go low-cost on this. Things I can start from seed are most desirable. Thanks for any help!
To-MAY-to

To-MAY-to

Coltsfoot?

Coltsfoot?

Identification for a Dying Cedar

Identification for a Dying Cedar

A brief intro & my room =)

A brief intro & my room =)

The wild ones keep coming…

The wild ones keep coming…

And a big eff yoo to Winter >:[

And a big eff yoo to Winter >:[