The garden of your mind

One of many beautiful Canadian gardens -- this one is in Banff, 1999

One of many beautiful Canadian gardens — this one is in Banff, 1999

“You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind.”Fred Rogers

As springtime approaches, there’s no better time to tend to the garden of your mind.  Let’s make our minds into beautiful gardens to enjoy every day!  We can cultivate the soil by feeding it healthy images and words.  We can watch out for, and rid ourselves of, the pests or weeds that so easily take over.  The best part is that every one of us will have something unique; no two will be alike, and we will have so much fun sharing all the different flowers that will bloom in one another’s mental gardens.

Here’s a lovely auto-tune from the folks at PBS.  It always makes me smile and feel happy inside.  I hope you like it as much as I do!

This post was originally published seven years ago today. The original post and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. As a personal aside– of all the 1100+ posts on this blog, this is one of my top ten favorites, all because of that wonderful autotune song which I still enjoy everytime I hear it. Mr. Rogers lives on!


  1. Sheila

    Good morning, Julia. It’s such a delightful Monday. This post just adds to the merriment. Birds are singing, sunbeams abound and the ocean creates a gorgeous backdrop with it’s easy breaking waves sweeping the beach gently. We so love Mr. Rogers and enjoy anything pertaining to him. Hope you and Matt enjoy this week! 💛🥰

    • Sheila that quick imaginary trip to the beach was a fabulous instant getaway! I’m reading an in-depth biography of Mr. Rogers, and it’s full of lesser-known but very interesting and impressive details about him. I think you might enjoy it!

  2. mike c.

    You ever make it out to Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain.? Supposed to be great.

    • Yes, I have fond childhood memories of paddle-boating on the lake there. If it’s anything like it was 50 years ago, it’s an azalea lover’s dream.

  3. mike c.

    Went to Gibbs garden yesterday for the Daffodils in all their splendor. Only a million or so.

    • WOW, I’m so glad you got to go! I still hope to be there myself someday.

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