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Who knew my garden was European?

By Penny Stine

My garden is a weedy mess, full of wandering melons, giant tomato plants, lots of weeds and various flowers that are in the process of reseeding themselves all over the place for next year. It's in my front yard, too, which my husband thought was odd when I first suggested it. He had to admit that it looked much better than he thought it would.
We just returned from a week in Slovenia and Croatia, where the majority of people in the smaller villages have gardens in their front yards, so now I can tell people I have a European style garden.
Slovenian gardens were a bit tidier than mine, with flowers surrounding the garden and garden plants all in a row. Lots of cabbage, too. I didn't see a single tomatillo plant, but I saw lots of tomatoes, peppers, cabbages, and of course, grape vines in Croatia. In Bosnia, where we just zipped in and out for a few miles here and there, there there were more tobacco farms than vineyards.
Sadly, I did not take a single photo of a front yard garden in either Slovenia or Croatia because every time I saw one, we were zooming through the village on a Ducati Multistrada, trying to keep up with the tour guide and the other eight motorcycles that were part of the tour. Actually, the last thing on my mind was work, this gardening blog or even my own garden, that's how much we were simply enjoying our time there.
At the suggestion of a couple of coworkers, here's a photo gallery to share my vacation pics. They have very little to do with gardening, but the pics are pretty cool, anyway. Enjoy. 

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Looks like a beautiful place.  Thanks for sharing your photos!




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