Echinacea purpurea in the garden of Corte Eremo, Mantua.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echinacea_purpurea

The Garden of Butterflies.

Maybe a waste of paper, but these seed boxes win for cutest ever. 

www.eugea.it

Zea mays ‘Old Gold’ at Corte Eremo, Mantua.

The leaves are slowly starting to show their gold stripes as they grow. 

Coriandrum sativum in the Hortus Horrei, Mantua.

Urginea maritima? - Giant White Squill? in the Hortus Horrei, Mantua.

One massive bulb. The leaves dried up, I thought it was about to die, and then whoooop! Up rose this beast!

Japanese cucumber in the Vegetable Patch, Corte Eremo, Mantua.

Rudbeckia missouriensis at Corte Eremo, Mantua.

Phacelia tanacetifolia sown today in the Hortus Horrei, Mantua.

The red and green border is mostly green, but one day there will be some crazy reds blooming… maybe.