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The Gestalt Gardener

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

Jackson, MS

Description:

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English

Contact:

6014326364


Episodes

The Gestalt Gardener | Icey Patterns

2/26/2021
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...

Duration:00:49:55

The Gestalt Gardener | February Freeze

2/12/2021
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...

Duration:00:51:50

The Gestalt Gardener | New Book, Who Dis?

2/5/2021
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.

Duration:00:51:39

The Gestalt Gardener | Winter Greens

1/29/2021
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...

Duration:00:51:19

The Gestalt Gardener | Flag Functions

1/22/2021
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...

Duration:00:50:17

The Gestalt Gardener | Mississippi Snow

1/15/2021
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...

Duration:00:50:31

The Gestalt Gardener | Really 2021?

1/8/2021
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.

Duration:00:51:22

The Gestalt Gardener | Bye Bye 2020

12/19/2020
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...

Duration:00:50:39

The Gestalt Gardener | Decorating with Rick Griffin

12/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:50:55

The Gestalt Gardener | Garden Ornaments

12/4/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:47

The Gestalt Gardener | Peppers Galore

11/20/2020
The trinidad scorpion pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world. Only the carolina reaper measures higher on the Scoville scale, and Felder just happens to bring one to the studio for today's show. During this round of southern gardening questions he discloses his love for a good pepper and shares a cheesy tune that he only knows how to find. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:51:34

The Gestalt Gardener | Snapdragons

11/13/2020
Snapdragons are seen this time of year just like all the colors that make fall a rainbow of reds, oranges, and brown. Felder reminds us that these beautiful colors are always there but the spring and summer chlorophyll dominates most of the year. With another round of southern gardening questions that criss cross the state, Felder talks about his weekly haul, and provides a cheery cheesy tune to keep things in perspective. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:51:31

The Gestalt Gardener | Ugly Tomatoes

11/6/2020
Ugly tomates! No problem! Felder knows everything you plant will not come out picture perfect. So when some of his tomotes have more "character" then others he knows not to throw them out with the trash. Like always on this edition of the Gestalt Gardener Felder shares his brand of gardening advice and brings a cheesy tune perfect for post election feelings. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:59

The Gestalt Gardener | In Due Time

10/30/2020
Felder will be the first to tell you he is just an okay gardener, but that is what makes him a great person to dish out garden advice. He will not make something up just to appease a caller. If he does not know the answer he will say so. Just take a listen to this shows last caller! And with days before the election Felder champions the potential state flag on the ballot. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:42

The Gestalt Gardener | Hospitable Blossoms

10/23/2020
Felder really is a "live and let live" type of guy. So much so, his garden is a certified wildlife habitat. Felder knows the important roles that the crawly, slimly, and sometime stingy bugs play in our everyday life. And why should he get in the way of them doing their job? Today he talks about some of these bugs around his home, a plant know as "campers friend", and answers a variety of southern gardening questions. Let's get dirty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:51:12

The Gestalt Gardener | Sweet Life

10/16/2020
On this special "Drive Time" edition of the Gestalt Gardener, Felder shares about his recent trip to the state fair and his profitable chat with some local sugar cane farmers. And as always answers your southern gardening questions. To show your support for The Gestalt Gardener and MPB Think Radio visit our website, MPBonline.org or call 1-888-372-4483. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:34:24

The Gestalt Gardener | Blooming Beds

10/9/2020
With Hurricane Delta on the horizon Felder was still on hand sharing his brand of gardening advice. With his minutrare truck garden in hand he is looking forward to one of the few plant swaps happening this year in Hattiesburg. Also during one of his first calls Felder shares advice with a listener whose recently deceased father got him started listening to the Gestalt Gardener. Then he answers questions about rosemary, pecan trees, and other southern garden uncertainties. Let's get...

Duration:00:51:28

The Gestalt Gardener | Felder To The Max

10/2/2020
On this edition of the Gestalt Gardener, Felder is broadcasting from the Queen City aka Meridian, Mississippi. Before giving a talk about yard art at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, Felder sat in a socially distant studio and answered your southern gardening questions. There was a tiny audience there to witness this week's garden party and I think it's safe to say Felder made a few new friends. Links: Felder broadcasting at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience...

Duration:00:51:15

The Gestalt Gardener | Rainbow Garden

9/25/2020
This summer has been a challenge for all but in Felder's world his garden has been a beacon of light. Usually overseas for the summer months Felder used his quarantine time to get dirty in the Mississippi soil and actually plant a garden. And by the color of his harvest you can tell he is mighty proud of what he planted. During this round of southern gardening questions Felder helps with red spider lilies, a jujube tree, and other everything else under this early fall sun. Let's get...

Duration:00:50:24

The Gestalt Gardener | Wild Citrus & Berries

9/18/2020
Felder is excited during today's garden party because soon he will be out among the people. Socially distantly among the people but he is ready to get out and say hello. In between calls about growing blueberries, grass, and finding wild citrus, Felder shares is upcoming itinerary of events. Also he pays tribute to the last weekend of summer with a cheesy tune. Let's get dirty! (Cover Image by Felder Rushing: Hardy Orange, wildflowers, and the Magnolia Flag) See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:00:51:40