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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

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
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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






The Gestalt Gardener | Oklahoma

Felder Rushing is not in the studio today because he had to "woop it up" with the master gardeners of Oklahoma. But right before he hits the stage he makes time for the weekly garden party right here on MPB Think Radio. With the temps getting really low he lets you know it is the perfect time to get your plants that love the cold in the ground and pull up some of your summer annuals. After taking some southern garden questions Felder plays a cheesy tune by one of his favorite singers. Let's...


The Gestalt Gardener | Seeing Double

Halloween is now a thing of the past and winter is now here. Has anybody seen fall? I think we missed it. But even with the cold temps Felder spent All Hallows Eve in his garden putting some winter ready plants in the ground and meeting is doppelganger (see cover picture). The time is still right to plant for the winter even if you want to place your plants in a container. During this edition of MPB's garden party Felder hands out more winter garden advice and plays a tune that celebrates...


The Gestalt Gardener | Spider Lily or Naked Lady

Felder Rushing starts this weeks garden party with a great conversation with his friend and premiere bulb expert, Brent Heath. Like true friends they catch up and exchange pleasantries before the hard questions are asked. Spider lilies or naked ladies? Also in between southern gardening questions about muscadines, ornamental cabbage, and crape myrtles Felder plays a very timely ear-worm of a cheesy tune. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: After The Rain

Felder is in a chipper mood even after getting so much (much needed) rain in his garden. And with the wet ground its a great time to place out your plants that love the cold weather. After opening the show with a few calls to Felder chats with Don VanDerwerken from JD Farms and the Sweet Mississippi Tea Festival. And according to Don they owe Felder for their start in tea production. Then when the interview is done it's nonstop southern garden talk with an ear-worm of a cheesy tune. Let's...


The Gestalt Gardener: Fall Cultivation

Last episode Felder talked about spray painting plants in his garden green that were brown. Why? Because it made him happy! There are really just a few rules to maintaining a garden and at the top of that list is: Enjoy Yourself! During today's garden party (and every garden party) Felder trumpets this message while answering your southern gardening questions. Also he chats with Dr. Gary Bachman and brings a cheesy tune from one of his favorite singers. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Golden Garden

Felder Rushing is not hard to spot, especially in his big green garden truck. But you won't see him driving before a show. He usually walks from his cottage and picks up some flowers along the way. (If nobody's looking!) On today's show Felder talks about the flower show at the Mississippi State Fair and his upcoming presentations around the south. Also he pays tribute to a true Mississippi legend, Jim Henson. And it is not a true garden party without your southern garden questions. Let's...


The Gestalt Gardener: Green Thumb Trucking

Felder and his mobile garden can be found all around Mississippi and beyond. And for the past two weeks he brought the miniature version of his truck into the studio to track some new growth. Felder may say that he does not like the tend to his home garden but his little truck (and the big one) keep his thumb green throughout the year. During today's garden party Felder answers questions about cutting back, spider lilies, and also reminds us why he is just a country boy. Let's get...


The Gestalt Gardener: September Water

Felder often takes a long trip during the summer and this takes a toll on his garden. Some years are better than others but there were a few surprises this year. Felder has just done something in his garden that he does not often do, but as always this garden party is the best on radio. Felder brings in some fragrant flowers, answers your southern garden questions, and plays a cheesy tune (suggested by a listener). Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Front Porch Gardening

Hot, muggy, high humidity. This is the time of year if you want to just sit on your front porch and enjoy your garden, no one will blame you. But now is the time for fall planting. Felder opens today's show talking about preparing for your fall garden and then takes questions about your southern garden. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Welcome Back

Felder has been away for a while, but now he is back in Mississippi and somehow the humidity is not here to greet him. This is a pre-Labor Day garden party and is full of all your regular Felder garden advice. But with him live in the studio he has the opportunity to push the wrong buttons. From magnolias to fig trees its time to take a stroll through your southern garden. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Missing Mississippi

Felder is on his way back to Mississippi but not before one last international garden party. The heat and humidity may not be his favorite but it holds our gardens like no other place in the world. From centipede grass, moving shrubs, and oleanders, today's show runs the gamut of southern gardens. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Almost Home

The Gestalt Gardener is just a few shows away from being live in the studio. But before Felder gets back from his overseas adventure later this month, he is still letting you know summer things can still be planted. Time is running out but your summer garden still has time to produce and at the same time falling planting is just around the corner. On today's show Felder shares a timely cheesy tune and reminds us why we should always do what we do best. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Hortus Botanicus

Felder Rushing is still international at the moment but always wants to bring us along for his adventures. On today's show Felder is in Amsterdam visiting one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Hortus Botanicus was established in 1638 and now in 2019 the Gestalt Gardener is broadcasting live among their over 6,000 different plants. Many which have a Mississippi connection. And for this episodes cheesy tune think tulips, which Holland is famous for. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: August Days

With the beginning of August here you still have some time to plant for your summer garden. This is just one of the perks of gardening here in the deep south. Today on the program Felder shares more perks about planting here in Mississippi and beyond. Also his cheesy tune is something you have to hear to believe. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Not Too Late

August is coming next week but Felder lets its not too late to plant or replant for a summer garden. If you want to have things like okra, tomatoes, and peppers before fall there is still time. Throughout today's show Felder tackles questions from listeners about what they see or want to see in their southern gardens. From squash bugs to lemon balm myths this show could only happen at the end of July. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Yeah, It's Hot

It's mid July and the humidity is high but the forecast is pointing toward a cool snap. This will be a welcomed sight during this typical Mississippi summer, just like this weeks garden party. Felder starts the party talking about "Moon Trees" and where they are planted around the state then answers questions about container gardens, oak tree fungus, oleanders, and more. Also this weeks cheesy tune is a blast from the past. Let's get dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Summer Rain

Felder is always ready for a garden party, rain or shine. With lots of wet weather in the forecast Felder is making sure everyone's garden is ready to handle the water. Still out of the studio Felder Skypes in and answers your southern garden questions. It may get muddy but as always, Let's Get Dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Flowers & Flags

The 4th of July is a time many people choose to celebrate, reflect, and gather. The same can be said for your garden with flowers blooming and fragrances bursting throughout the air. Felder may not celebrate the same while overseas but that does not stop him from joining this weeks garden party. With a patriotic tune and melodies from a friend this Friday is just like every Friday, an opportunity to do what we do best: Get Dirty!


The Gestalt Gardener: Hot Summer

June 21st is the longest day of the year and welcomes the summer season for all to enjoy. That includes your garden too. But how much sun should your plants get and more importantly how much water do they need in this heat? Felder is here to answer those and more of your southern garden questions during today's garden party. So its time to do what we do best: Let's get dirty!


Y'all = You All

Every Friday there is no telling where this garden party will end up. From paw paw trees to tomatoes in a container and everything in between, Felder does his best to share his knowledge to help your southern garden grow. He even provides mood (and sometimes moody) music for your listening pleasure. So lend us your ear and a little bit of your time as we bring you the best garden party on radio. Let's get dirty!