Ode to Zagreb, Croatia

Just returned from two weeks in Croatia with my lovely husband. Zagreb is a beautiful city; I was particularly struck by uncommon (to me) combinations of common plants, most notably their pink hydrangea and the ubiquitous orange day lily. As I was discussing with a gardener & landscape designer friend after we got back, it's amazing that our traditional garden pairings can seem so cultural. Something that was once boring can be so special in a foreign place.  

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This is my memory of Zagreb - a Chinoiserie for The Balkans. 

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