'Hot Wings' Tatarian Maple- samaras (seed pods) are bright red instead of brown giving the tree the appearance of blooming. Very drought resistant. Comes in a clump form or single trunk- I prefer the clump. New Tree from Plant Select.
Heuchera (Coral Bells) is one of my favorites. Its an evergreen perennial that comes in a wide array of colors. It does very well in shade and doesn't require much water. Coral Bells, (Heuchera) 'Peach Crisp' - attracts hummingbirds and butterflies