Experts and BHG readers answer.
There are hundreds of plants that could grow well in this situation. Because it's north facing, it would be best to use shade tolerant plants. You can search for them in our plant encyclopedia advanced search function at http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/advanced-search/.
You may also want to check out shade garden plans at http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plans/.