Planting around my pool
OK, experts! I am not much of a gardener, but I'd like to plant some things around my pool deck. I already have liriope around the edge and a couple of windmill palms, and I was thinking of adding some Dwarf Fountain Grass and Red Star Cordyline (Cordyline australis). Everything I've read tells me that these will both be hardy in zone 8. I don't mind if they die back in winter, as long as they come back the next year.
I also have a spot next to my raised deck for a small tree or other palm. I want something that will not go higher than 5-6 feet, and not very wide. There is a palm that has a feather-shaped frond, can anyone recommend one (must be cold hardy like the windmill palms)? Or some other type of small tree or plant that is tropical-looking, but not something that drops leaves or fruit.