shade garden-Astilbe fireberry, lilyturf, lungwort, and Coral bells(the pinks)
Zone 3 Vine Plants: Growing Flowering Vines In Cold Climates
Cold hardy vines for USDA zone 3 are often found wild and important sources of food and shelter for animals. Many are also ornamental and make perfect flowering vines in cold climates. Some suggestions for zone 3 vine plants can be found here.
Creeping Phlox - Perfect for edging sidewalks and walkways, this slow-growing perennial likes full sun and well-drained soil. Creeping phlox won't become a rowdy neighbor to the tulips, daffodils, and other spring bulbs that look charming planted with it.
Mini Farming: self-sufficiency on Acre by Brett L. Markham - Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family's food on just a quarter acre.