Celosia spicata An annual with unusual wheat-like flowers that look great in dried arrangements, celosia also adds color and shape to your garden border. Try the ‘Flamingo’ series for their bright purple and pink hues.
Purslane (verdolaga in Mexico, pourpier in France, bakleh in Lebanese) is a wonderful green that is extremely popular in Lebanon and throughout the Levant. It grows in any vegetable garden like a ground cover. It is according to Paula Wolfert, “incredibly nutritious” and “rich in Omega-3 fatty acids” (more than some fish oils). Apparently it grows everywhere in America, yet it is nowhere to be found in mainstream supermarkets.