Rhamnus Californica - Coffee berry has almost dark green all year long and lovely berries that resemble those of a coffee plant. Though these are NOT edible for humans, they are extremely attractive and adds a layer of color lying at or slightly below leaf level in summer/fall months. There is a desirable richness with this dark green leaf with ripening berries ranging from lime green through rose, red and finally burgundy and almost black.
Nassella pulchra - PURPLE NEEDLE GRASS is doing quite well along edges of side walks and in depressions that get a little extra water. I don't irrigate it, but it comes up where it wants to. Makes great dry flower arrangements.