We are Steven and Kee-ju. We’re both avid gardeners - have been before long before we met each other, and we love everything about gardening and growing plants including ornamental borders, native plants, vegetables, cut flowers, houseplants and more!

We spend most of our time out in our garden, cutting flowers and pulling weeds and finding beauty in everything from the tallest tree to the tiniest seedling.

You’ll also find our dogs, Mr. Darcy and Paddington making frequent cameos on our blog.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does kokoro mean exactly?

 Kokoro (Japanese: ) means "heart; mind; mentality; emotions; feelings"

In the context of the Kokoro Garden - it’s about a garden that makes you happy, that gives you emotions and makes you feel something. It’s also about gardening for yourself - the passion of being outside, growing things, trial and error of a garden and having your hands in the dirt.