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Joan Clarke

Looks very promising! The environmentalists are more likely to confiscate your vine than the Portuguese customs agents. Locals feel these are an invasive species and should be burned at the stake and pronto! I love them anyway.

Carol Gossett

My house has been under siege from the morning glory planted next door for 25 years, so I'm not a fan. That being said...how AWESOME to have a plant grow and thrive from a seed that " attached itself " to your luggage! Great story.

Janet Ghio

I hope it blooms! I love the idea of a seed sneaking home with you.


hahaha-I had a squash jump into my dirty underwear pile when we were in Majahual last fall. Imagine my surprise when I arrived home and discovered it! I did the only thing I could: I split it open and dried out the seeds. The plant it produced this summer is incredible. For some reason, it's only producing male flowers....prolifically producing MANY male flowers. I sure did want some Mexican squash soup this fall....

Vicki in Michigan

I worry about bringing in some kind of disease. I thought about bringing pumpkin seeds home from France, but then I thought -- "Do I want to be the person who brought home the disease that ruined the US pumpkin crop? Even if no one ever knew it was me?"

I left the seeds at Charles de Gaulle.......

jeanette, mistress of longears

You may count on my silence. After all, if I blabbed to the Feds, I would miss your blog posts. Although, come to think of it, I bet you could even make prison look good!


Being a "beg forgiveness" person myself, I am harboring nasturtiums that I grew from seeds I got in Nepal (in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha) and I've got seedlings from seeds from Karen Blixen's home in Nairobi....HOW did that happen???

Love the morning glory. It's an amazing color!

Sharon W

I "liberated" some ivy leaves from a plant on the porch at Hammersmith Farm near Newport RI...that is the estate on which Jackie Kennedy was raised. Those sprouted leaves became lovely plants that lasted for many years. I approve completely of bringing home seeds, roots etc. I'm still wondering about bottles of water (sorry, MAM)

Jane Bumar

I have an English chestnut from Greenwich Park in London, and I've never planted it. It has to be 10 years old now...wondering if it would root? Hmm...off to find that nut...


good to know I am among like-minded traveler/gardeners!

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