Shoes on the Danube

The Saddest Spot in Budapest

Budapest is a stunning city with many cultural attractions and with rich Jewish history. In 1941 there were about 184.000 Jews in the city. Jews lived there as shopkeepers, merchants and craftsmen. Unfortunately, many of them did not survive World War II. Nearly half of the Jews died during the Holocaust. And the dark eras…

China Pink

Let’s Grow China Pink

The China Pink (Dianthus chinensis) is a fragrant and colorful flower. China Pink can be an annual, biennial or short-lived perennial. This sweetly scented flower is native to northern China, Mongolia, Korean and southeastern Russia. This beautiful and delicate flower blooms from early summer to early autumn and has blooms in white, pink, scarlet and…

Cactus

Amazing Cactus Garden

Last month we visited some friends who decided to move outside the city. Their house is lovely, but the thing I like the most is their amazing cactus garden. Cactus belongs to the family Cactaceae and is known as a succulent. Cactus plants are native to the Americas and there are about 2000 varieties. Cactus…

Ciucea

Relaxing Weekend Getaway in Transylvania

My weekend was quiet and relaxing in an idyllic place. We have celebrated my fiance’s birthday in Ciucea, a picturesque place in the Apuseni Mountains. Ciucea is a beautiful village located 22 km west of Huedin. Ciucea is situated on the right bank of the Crişul Repede River. This idyllic village is famous for the…

Zinnias

Interesting Facts About Zinnia

Zinnias are beautiful colored flowers belonging to the Asteraceae family. Zinnias represent friendship and they were named after Johann Gottfried Zinn, a German botanist. Although they are popular cut flowers, the Spanish considered them ugly and small. They even named it “mal de ojos” (sickness of the eye). Zinnias were also named as “poorhouse flower”…

Casa Blanca Oriental lily

My Fragrant White Lily

Lilies are amazing plants belonging to the family Liliaceae. Lilies come a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, and they are perfect for birthday or wedding bouquets. This beautiful flowers are quite easy to grow and they are good in borders or containers. My Casa Blanca Oriental lily (Lilium ‘Casa Blanca’) is the most amazing…

Rocket Larkspur

How to Grow Gorgeous Rocket Larkspur

The colorful Rocket Larkspur is also knows as Delphinium ajacis. Rocket Larkspur is easy to grow and is considered as a garden favorite. This annual flower is native to Europe, but also grows in North America. Rocket Larkspur is an excellent cut flower and comes in many varieties of colors: white, pink, blue and purple.…