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