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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.

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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.

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31 Ratings
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Like sweet tea on a hot day

By Wren D - Mar 25 2019
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Fielders folksy style and gentle demeanor make me feel like I’m visiting kin folk and asking garden advice. He knows his stuff but let’s others keep their own opinions. I listen and I’m in a totally different climate but just relax when I hear Felders show. 5 stars.

Great show!

By Dayaks - Aug 26 2018
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I love the wisdom and humor of Felder and the audience.

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
0
3
1
1

Like sweet tea on a hot day

By Wren D - Mar 25 2019
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Fielders folksy style and gentle demeanor make me feel like I’m visiting kin folk and asking garden advice. He knows his stuff but let’s others keep their own opinions. I listen and I’m in a totally different climate but just relax when I hear Felders show. 5 stars.

Great show!

By Dayaks - Aug 26 2018
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I love the wisdom and humor of Felder and the audience.
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The Gestalt Gardener

Latest release on Jan 24, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Hydrangea Talk

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Broadcasting from Northern England Felder answers questions about dying hydrangeas, catalpa trees, and what to grow out of a left over tree stump. Also, he shares some "extra delicious" cheesy music.

Aug 04 2017

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Rank #2: The Happiest Plants on Earth

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It is a small world after all. Felder Rushing is broadcasting live from Epcot Center at Walt Disney World.

May 26 2017

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Rank #3: Across The Pond

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On his usual trip across the Atlantic, Felder is still helping in your southern garden. Even though the daily temperature is not the same as Mississippi's, this southern garden man gives advice on this episode about getting good tomatoes, proper bottle trees, and the different species of tiger lilies.

Jul 28 2017

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Rank #4: Mississippi Boy

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Felder Rushing is back in the studio from his adventures across the pond and ready for a Mississippi style garden party. The weather has been a toss up but preparing for your future garden happens now. Let's get dirty!

Mar 02 2019

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Rank #5: For the Fourth

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No matter what's happening in your southern garden Felder can help spruce it up for the holiday. We also bring a healthy dose of patriotism with the cheesy music.

Jun 30 2017

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Rank #6: April Showers

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April showers bring May flowers and Felder holds this to be true. And every Friday our garden party would be nothing without you.Let's get dirty!

Apr 20 2018

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Rank #7: Bottle Trees & Botanicals

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Felder has a question. Does he have the tallest bottle tree in the state? He is working on one and he thinks it might be. Tune in and hear how it's coming together and the answer to your gardening questions on this pre-Thanksgiving show.

Nov 17 2017

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Rank #8: The Gestalt Gardener & The Grumpy Gardener

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Today on the show Felder talks with his buddy, Steve Bender from Southern Living Magazine. They share a lengthy conversation about some of their gardening exploits and how Steve became the Grumpy Garden. We even squeeze in a few of your questions about your southern gardens.

Oct 27 2017

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Rank #9: The Gestalt Gardener: Welcome Back

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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!

Aug 30 2019

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Rank #10: Year of The Pig

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Felder starts this weeks garden party talking about the Chinese New Year. Its the year of the pig and Felder takes your questions to make sure you can have fortune and good luck in your southern garden. It is too early for summer plantings but you still can find ways to enjoy your winter garden. Let's get dirty!

Feb 09 2019

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Rank #11: Zippity Doo Dah

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Felder brings in his cheesiest song to date and talks about the roses that are already in bloom. And if you can believe it Felder does something he has never done on radio before.

Mar 04 2017

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Rank #12: Stumped

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Several callers had Felder scratching his head for answers. Listen and see if you can help our garden party maestro.

Apr 28 2017

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Rank #13: The Gestalt Gardener | Seeing Double

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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 another day above the ground. Let's get dirty!

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #14: The Gestalt Gardener: Dirty Felder

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If you can believe it Felder has actually spent some time in his garden. Actually gardening! Before he came to the studio for this weeks garden party he was making sure everything is nice and tidy before his long overseas trip. Always ready to share, he brought in another fragrant magnolia and answered your southern garden questions. Let's get dirty!

May 17 2019

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Rank #15: The Gestalt Gardener | Pat Stone and More

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Last week Felder had an unplanned day off because of what he called: The Government. But now he is back and ready to answer all the pre-Thanksgiving southern gardening questions he can get. Also today he talks with his friend Pat Stone, from Green Prints and Mother Earth News. And lets not forget about a very timely cheesy tune. Let's get dirty!

Nov 22 2019

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Rank #16: Far From Home

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Felder is back on the road, but he still is ready to help with your southern garden. His gnomes may be covered in snow and Punxsutawney Phil might predict more winter weather, but this garden party is always on time. Grab your wool hat and let's go play in the garden. Let's get dirty!

Feb 02 2019

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Rank #17: Time to Plant

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The time is right to plant your spring garden. Felder is full of spring gardening tips and information about plant swaps around the state.

Apr 15 2017

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Rank #18: Felder's Flowers

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From pyracantha to azalea Felder only wants to keep your flowers healthy and happy. He also plays a cheesy tune (or two) while he gives you the advice to use in your Southen garden. Let's get dirty!

Apr 06 2018

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Rank #19: Back in the House

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Felder Rushing is back in the studio, throwing the best garden party around. Fresh from his European trip Felder is ready to help with your southern gardens. With talk of roses, hydrangeas, and apple chilling hours this is just another garden party where everyone is invited.

Sep 08 2017

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Rank #20: Friday the 13th

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This Friday the 13th garden party is not as scary as you might think but Felder did keep things "dark" with talk of the night blooming cereus. Also, today's cheesy tune is in a class all by its self.

Oct 13 2017

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The Gestalt Gardener: Pick Me Up

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As we approach the end of January, Felder is still giving advice about what to do during this lull time in your garden. The weather is unpredictable (in true Mississippi fashion) and many people are in need of a pick me up. So let this garden party be the ray of sunshine to peak through the curtains of winter. Between a show full of southern garden questions, we also get to hear from Felder's trip to the oldest plant swap in Europe. Let's get dirty!

Jan 24 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: So-so January

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If today's garden party had a theme it would be: Where are my pruning shears? Felder is always ready to help with your southern garden but today the shears are out. Today listeners have questions about magnolia trees, raised beds, boxwoods, and more. January is a lull time for the garden but there are still things you can do. Also the ear worm that Felder has for his cheesy tune is something that will definitely have you scratching your ears. Let's get dirty!

Jan 17 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Felder's Favorites

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On today's garden party Felder is not just answering your southern gardening questions, he is getting personal. The very first caller asked Felder about his personal favorite plants and proceeds to take a trip down memory lane. Also with a cheesy tune picked by one lucky caller, Felder answers questions about growing greens, bad weather prep, and picking onions. Lets get dirty!

Jan 10 2020

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New Year, Same Felder: 2020 Vision

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The new year is here and Felder is back from the holiday break. This first show of 2020 is a new opportunity to assess your gardening goals for the new year and reflect on last years journey. Also, the new year brings new accolades. This very podcast has been listed as #5 of "The Top 15 Horticulture Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com. Whoo hoo! Let's get dirty!

Jan 03 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: End of 2019

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Felder Rushing is closing out 2019 with one last garden party. If you think there is nothing to do in the garden at the end of December, according to Felder you would be wrong. After a few political show interruptions and a special winter drive program this episode of The Gestalt Gardener is wall to wall garden questions and holiday well wishes. Let's get dirty!

Dec 20 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener | After The Turkey

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With this being the first episode of the Gestalt Gardener since the Thanksgiving holiday, Felder is in a rather rambunctious mood and ready to talk some gardening. Another reason for his jovial nature might be the annual Chimneyville Arts Festival ,happening this weekend, that sell some of his favorite items including thunder gourds and miniature bottle trees. With a right on time cheesy tune and stories from the Thanksgiving table the best garden party on radio is back in business. Let's get dirty!

Dec 06 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener | Pat Stone and More

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Last week Felder had an unplanned day off because of what he called: The Government. But now he is back and ready to answer all the pre-Thanksgiving southern gardening questions he can get. Also today he talks with his friend Pat Stone, from Green Prints and Mother Earth News. And lets not forget about a very timely cheesy tune. Let's get dirty!

Nov 22 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener | Oklahoma

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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 get dirty!

Nov 08 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener | Seeing Double

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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 another day above the ground. Let's get dirty!

Nov 01 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener | Spider Lily or Naked Lady

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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!

Oct 25 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: After The Rain

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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 get dirty!

Oct 18 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: Fall Cultivation

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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!

Oct 11 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: Golden Garden

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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 get dirty!

Oct 04 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: Green Thumb Trucking

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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 dirty!

Felder's Mini Before & After

Sep 27 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: September Water

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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!

Sep 20 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: Front Porch Gardening

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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!

Sep 13 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: Welcome Back

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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!

Aug 30 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: Missing Mississippi

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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!

Aug 23 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: Almost Home

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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!

Aug 16 2019

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The Gestalt Gardener: Hortus Botanicus

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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!

Aug 09 2019

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iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
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3
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1

Like sweet tea on a hot day

By Wren D - Mar 25 2019
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Fielders folksy style and gentle demeanor make me feel like I’m visiting kin folk and asking garden advice. He knows his stuff but let’s others keep their own opinions. I listen and I’m in a totally different climate but just relax when I hear Felders show. 5 stars.

Great show!

By Dayaks - Aug 26 2018
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I love the wisdom and humor of Felder and the audience.