The Gestalt Gardener Listen to The Gestalt Gardener Friday mornings at 9 and Saturday mornings at 10 on MPB Think Radio. Each week, horticulturalist Felder Rushing shares stories, answers questions and just talks gardening. Of course, you'll hear a bit of "cheesy music" in every program and you might hear a bad joke or two as well. The Gestalt Gardener is a long-time favorite on MPB Think Radio, due in no small part to Felder's laid-back, your-neighbors-might-talk-but-so-what approach to gardening. Email Felder anytime at garden@mpbonline.org and listen Friday mornings at 9 and Saturday mornings at 10 to The Gestalt Gardener on MPB Think Radio. And in the meantime, as Felder says, get out and get dirty.
The Gestalt Gardener

The Gestalt Gardener

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Listen to The Gestalt Gardener Friday mornings at 9 and Saturday mornings at 10 on MPB Think Radio. Each week, horticulturalist Felder Rushing shares stories, answers questions and just talks gardening. Of course, you'll hear a bit of "cheesy music" in every program and you might hear a bad joke or two as well. The Gestalt Gardener is a long-time favorite on MPB Think Radio, due in no small part to Felder's laid-back, your-neighbors-might-talk-but-so-what approach to gardening. Email Felder anytime at garden@mpbonline.org and listen Friday mornings at 9 and Saturday mornings at 10 to The Gestalt Gardener on MPB Think Radio. And in the meantime, as Felder says, get out and get dirty.

Most Recent Episodes

The Gestalt Gardener | Icey Patterns

After a week of being iced in place, Felder was really happy to walk into the studio for today's garden party. He was ready for this week's round of southern gardening questions because his answers were already prepared. Bouglification was a big topic on today's show as many gardens could not handle the sudden drop in temperature last week. Inbetween questions Felder recalls his winter storm experience and plays an important cheesy tune that truly sets a path for his life. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | February Freeze

Mississippi is scheduled for a deep freeze and some of your plants will not make it. As Felder says throughout the show, that is just a part of gardening. But all is not lost because there are some tips to help your plants make it through the frigid temperatures. Between answering your southern gardening questions Felder and his friend Gary Bachman discuss a few tips that will help during this time. And like always this week's cheesy tune is as timely as ever. Put your coat on and let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | New Book, Who Dis?

Even in the winter, there are plenty of plants that will thrive in your garden. Many of them can be sliced and diced and made into a delicious salad. Today, Felder brings in a harvest of fresh winter vegetables and answers another round of southern gardening questions. Also during the show, Felder receives a very important package from the University Press of Mississippi. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | Winter Greens

Felder has plenty of gardening knowledge from years of horticulture training, but like many of his listeners, he is a very practical gardener. Dig a hole, put something in it green side up, hope for the best, and keep at it if it doesn't work. With his wintergreen bouquet and coffee mug freshly filled, Felder helps out with another round of southern gardening questions and chats with an old friend who is getting ready to leave her Tennesee garden. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | Flag Functions

Felder Rushing does not have all the answers for your southern garden and really gets put to the test during this round of gardening questions. From algae to conifers, and spotted greens this garden party is full of questions and a few cheesy tunes that will reset the most scattered of minds. Also, a few callers indicate that the new state flag and its magnolia were featured heavily during this week's presidential inauguration. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | Mississippi Snow

When Mississippi gets snow it is viewed as a treat. But often, only a quick one. Schools and offices are closed for the day. Scenic snowy snapshots are everywhere you turn. Yet and still the snow is gone by the next day or the next full sun. This year Felder was able to get a few snapshots of his snow garden and starts this garden party reminiscing about our short-lived winter wonderland. He also brings some more good vibes to the new year with two cheesy tunes. All while answering another round of southern gardening questions. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | Really 2021?

We are eight days into the new year and there is already plenty to discuss. Yet in true Felder fashion, today's garden party discusses the positive side of life, even if worms are in your fruit and voles are wrecking your garden. This edition of the Gestalt Gardener is the first one after the holiday break and the call volume reflected this fact. Even in January, we can still do what we do best: Get Dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | Bye Bye 2020

Felder is saying goodbye to 2020 and welcoming the new year with a type of optimism that is truly is own. Being grounded for most of the year Felder planted a garden, had some plants grow and not grow, and did a zoom meeting with minimum technical difficulties. With everything considering it has been a great year for Felder and his flowers. As always during today's show, he answers your southern gardening questions but also pays tribute to a true Mississippi icon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | Decorating with Rick Griffin

Last week Felder brought in his handpainted okra pod Santa Christmas tree ornament. Today he brings in an entire box filled with handmade ornaments. He also brings his good friend and landscaper, Rick Griffin to show off his collection of handmade and Mississippi soil-grown ornaments. They chat about their love for just letting things grow as they will, and manage to answer some southern gardening questions within the hour. Also, Felder pays tribute to a truly once in a generation musical artist. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Gestalt Gardener | Garden Ornaments

Making a christmas tree ornament from an okra pod is truly on brand for Felder Rushing. So is telling a caller "I don't know", when the question is beyond his knowledge or willhouse. Today Felder stays true to form and answers your southern gardening questions (when he can) and shares a cheesy tune that is not quite an ear worm but makes you want to forget you heard it. From cutting back roses, to monkey grass seeds this edition of the Gestalt Gardener brings the levelity you need. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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