Our builder has planted, and we have watched die, 5 beautiful spruce trees at the corner of our house. Whatever we plant there needs to be a good eyeful, not a brown, dying or dead tree. We'd like a tree or bush, preferably colorful year-round. The soil there is in a poorly drained area which is impossible for us to fix without great cost and the agreement of several neighbors -- in other words we need to live with it. Any suggestions?