About Me


My name is Jose and as you can probably tell, I love flowers and gardens. I also like houses: their design, their aesthetics, their life! To me, when a house is designed well and fits into its natural surroundings, it takes on a life of its own. All too often a house may be pleasing to the eye and functional, but the owners neglect the aspect of their gardens and plant extensive lawns in their front and backyards. They totally ignore the beautiful atmosphere a landscaped garden can make not only to the value of their home but to the ‘feel’ of the house.

I have travelled the world in my youth and visited many exotic botanical type gardens. I want to share some of those images that I captured with you in the hope that it will inspire you to create something magical in your garden at home.

I also have a love of architecture especially your every day homes that people raise their families in. I love the idea of a ‘forever’ home –  the home that you live  most of your life in and have a lot of memories of raising your family. My parents have one of those and every-time I visit, it’s like coming home to that comforting environment that I grew up in. Designing interiors is  a passion of mine and I hope to share some of those with you here from the simple planning stages to design tips and ideas to renovating nightmares.

Please, if you have any tip s for me or just want to send a story in of your renovations, good or bad, I would like to hear from you and maybe publish your story here.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.