Queen's Tears - the color is unbelievable! It is a bromeliad, billbergia nutans known as a friendship plant (give its babies away). From Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay & Argentina. Makes a great house plant.
Look for colorful glassware to make some garden totems/bird baths. Great way to add color in a shady yard where flowers won't grow. (Just make sure you aren't using valuable antique or carnival glass for this purpose .