Green Onion

Also known as scallion or negi, green onion is a culinary herb used extensively in Asian food.  The plant needs a replenishment of fertilizer regularly for best results (but really, what plant doesn’t?).  Harvesting can be done through the “cut and come again” method of  simply chopping it off to use and having it regrow.  Nice to have on hand for cooking.

Mugwort

Mugwort is said to be drought-tolerant and grows to approximately 2.60 feet. Flowers are deep yellow in color and occur in late summer.  Blooms are a great attractor for butterflies and bees.  In a container however, mugwort requires a lot of water and spreads rapidly through roots.  The plant is also known as yomogi in Japanese and is used for coloring and flavoring food like mochi.

Creeping Thyme

Creeping thyme  is an easily grown, spreading thyme variety. It is excellent planted as a lawn substitute or among stepping stones or pavers to create a living patio. Creeping thyme is both edible and aromatic.  The plant grows in full or partial sun and prefers soil that is moist but not saturated.

Kupukupu Fern

Indigenous Hawaii plant popular for haku leis.  Kupukupu is hardy and can tolerate most soil conditions, but it grows best in a moist, well drained soil or medium. The fern grows well in full sun and partial shade.  Indoors, it can be kept on partially lit windowsills with fluorescent or incandescent lighting.  Plant is self-propagating through root nodules.