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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
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Super nuck

By super nuck - Apr 03 2020
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Whooo whooo good stuff

Great show!

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

iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
1
3
1
1

Super nuck

By super nuck - Apr 03 2020
Read more
Whooo whooo good stuff

Great show!

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

Latest release on Jun 26, 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rank #1: Good Day Sunshine

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The humidity is high but that will not stop Felder from answering your southern gardening questions. From dogwoods all the way to pretty looking weeds this is a garden party that welcomes all and turns away none. Let's get dirty!

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May 19 2018

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Rank #2: Peaches

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Felder is still broadcasting live from England! He's taking your calls and brings some cheesy about peaches for your entertainment!

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Jul 22 2016

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Rank #3: 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!

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Apr 20 2018

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Rank #4: Dear Felder,

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On last weeks MPB garden party Felder Rushing placed a challenge to the listeners and some of them answered the call. So this episode we get two cheesy tunes (woo hoo!) and plenty of mid-July garden talk. Let's get dirty!

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Jul 20 2018

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Rank #5: 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.

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Aug 04 2017

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Rank #6: 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.

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Jun 30 2017

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Rank #7: The Gestalt Gardener: Bye Kay! Stay In Touch.

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"You're not hungry, just bored!" is a sign Felder has in his refrigerator to keep from eating the stress of social distancing away. Also he has the best garden party on radio to help keep things in perceptive during this difficult time. As always helping with your southern gardening questions Felder is working on something special for the kids at home that need to get dirty in the garden. Then as we get ready to close the show we hear a heartfelt goodbye from one of our favorite callers, Chainsaw Kay.

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Apr 03 2020

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Rank #8: 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!

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Dec 20 2019

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Rank #9: 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!

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Oct 25 2019

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Rank #10: 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!

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Oct 18 2019

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Rank #11: Fair Fun

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The Mississippi State Fair just started and Felder has already been. He even won a ribbon! Also, Felder chats with a friend from Mississippi State, Bob Brzuszek.

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Oct 06 2017

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Rank #12: 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.

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Jul 28 2017

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Rank #13: 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.

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Oct 27 2017

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Rank #14: Bottle Tree, Bottle Tree

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Felder is a long way from home but still finds friends where ever he goes. Along with some southern garden advice, Felder shares an interview he did about one of his favorite subjects: Bottle Trees. Let's get dirty!

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Jun 09 2018

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Rank #15: Mahna Mahna

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Today's earworm of a cheesy tune is just a small part of a garden party that takes us all around the state and beyond. Felder also tells us about his handmade bouquet.

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Apr 13 2018

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Rank #16: The Gestalt Gardener: Get Dirty, But Wash Your Hands

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COVID-19 has changed our daily life but their are no guidelines about working in the garden and getting dirty. So Felder is here ready to help with your southern gardening questions. Who has planted their peppers? It is the perfect time and Felder explains why, along with playing some very timely cheesy tunes. Let's get dirty!

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Mar 27 2020

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Rank #17: 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!

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Dec 06 2019

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Rank #18: January Blooms

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It's a mid-January garden party and here in the deep south, you might even have some blooms in your garden. Today Felder will let us know what plants could be in bloom this time of year and how to take care of your garden if we do get a freeze. From intrusive cypress trees to weed killer this is a garden party you can't miss. Let's get dirty!

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Jan 18 2019

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Rank #19: He's Baaaack!

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Felder’s finally back in MISSISSIPPI! He’s live in the studio taking your calls about gardening! And he has the perfect cheesy music to welcome him back home!

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Sep 03 2016

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Rank #20: Yes! We Have No Bananas

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Felder is still across the pond but provides some much-needed news about America's favorite fruit. Also, he takes questions about blueberries, watermelons, mowing high, and other July garden favorites. Let's get dirty!

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Jul 06 2018

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The Gestalt Gardener: Never Alone

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Felder Rushing is elated about the progress of his summer garden. He is often on the road but with social distancing he has been spending most days at home and has planted beans, squash, peppers, and more. Today on the program he chats with one of the people that helped shape his garden and where you can find cream of bacon soup. Also he celebrates Liverpool's historic Premier League championship. Let's get dirty!

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Jun 26 2020

51mins

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The Gestalt Gardener: Walking the Garden

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As Felder has said on many occasions, if you think gardening is too hard take a step back and just feel. There is nothing wrong with having a goals for your plants but enjoying the time spent in your garden should be one of them. On this episode of the Gestalt Gardener several callers share the enjoyment simply walking around the garden brings them. Also Felder shares his brand of advice for making your plants work during these summer months. Let's get dirty!

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Jun 12 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Healing Garden

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Gardening has hope and can be used to heal a broken world. On this episode of The Gestalt Gardener Felder shares this timely message and plays a tune from the past that keeps speaking to the troubles of today.

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Jun 05 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Tea Time

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The humidity is starting to get think in the deep south but it did not stop Felder from doing a little traveling last week. He visited JD Farms and came back with some of the biggest blueberries he has seen. Felder brings Jeff and Don on the program to talk about this years harvest and the blueberry cobbler he had all to his self. Also he answers a slew of your southern gardening questions. Let's get dirty!

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May 22 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Purple Teepee

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Felder's new garden is already starting to bud. But what did you expect, it's Felder Rushing! Now his producer Java has a space that needs some attention and everyone is ready to help. So between talking about early May southern gardening and playing a cheesy tune Felder is thinking of ways to get Java's starter garden off the ground. Let's get dirty!

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May 08 2020

49mins

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The Gestalt Gardener: New Garden

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Felder gives out plenty of gardening advice every week on the Gestalt Gardener and now its time for him to put his advice to the test. He has more time on his hand and wants to spend it with some new seeds he just put in the ground. We will keep up with its growth but on this episode expect more great gardening advice and the traditional cheesy tune. Let's get dirty!

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May 01 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: 3 Magnolias

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Last week Felder took a backseat to the governor's press conference, so he was ready to start this garden and help with your southern garden. For show and tell he brings in three different types of magnolias and for your listening pleasure we have a brand new "Dear Felder" song thanks to Gus Mohammad. Let's get dirty!

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Apr 24 2020

49mins

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The Gestalt Gardener: Worm Grunting

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Worm grunting, two cheesy tunes, and good vibes for these crazy times. This is the garden party you do not want to miss. Let's get dirty!

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Apr 10 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Bye Kay! Stay In Touch.

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"You're not hungry, just bored!" is a sign Felder has in his refrigerator to keep from eating the stress of social distancing away. Also he has the best garden party on radio to help keep things in perceptive during this difficult time. As always helping with your southern gardening questions Felder is working on something special for the kids at home that need to get dirty in the garden. Then as we get ready to close the show we hear a heartfelt goodbye from one of our favorite callers, Chainsaw Kay.

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Apr 03 2020

51mins

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The Gestalt Gardener: Get Dirty, But Wash Your Hands

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COVID-19 has changed our daily life but their are no guidelines about working in the garden and getting dirty. So Felder is here ready to help with your southern gardening questions. Who has planted their peppers? It is the perfect time and Felder explains why, along with playing some very timely cheesy tunes. Let's get dirty!

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Mar 27 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Dollar, Dollar Weeds, Ya'll!

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On this week's Gestalt Gardener, Felder, wreaking of beef stew, brings in native azaleas, oregano, and a sword bean pod!

4:12 - Lisa in Strayhorn has moles in her yard.

7:50 - Debbie in Laurel needs help with her Norfolk Pine.

17:01 - 81-year-old Pat in Olive Branch is self-isolating from Coronavirus and is passing the time by having a blast in her garden!

19:50 - Debra in Mobile is building a new garden bed and asks for a good dirt recipe.

23:43 - Terry in Union has an interesting tactic to keep deer out of your plants and garden.

Today's cheesy music is at 27:35 and it's "Hey There Little Insect" by the Modern Lovers from their 1977 album Modern Lovers Live.

30:29 - Edward from Jackson would like to know how he can fertilize his oak tree.

33:32 - Felder talks about how urban trees have a shelf life and won't live forever.

34:02 - Hugh from Ocean Springs is looking for advice on how to control dollar weed and Virginia button weed.

42:34 - Felder answers an email about azaleas turning yellow.

43:07 - Tricia in Jackson is looking for a good mix for organic compost, and is it too late to trim back crepe myrtles.

44:27 - John from Jackson is trying to keep large and older crepe myrtles healthy. Felder talks about how bark scale impedes that process.

46:46 - Curtis on the Road asks about the best fertilizer for Saint Augustine grass and when is the best time to fertilize.

Email the Gestalt Gardener with your questions anytime at garden@mpbonline.org!

Felder is tentatively set to appear at the Memphis Botanic Garden Wednesday March 18th.

Visit Felders blog! FelderRushing.blog

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Mar 13 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Great Grandma's Petticoat

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Spring has not officially begun but with the blooms everyone is seeing in their garden it seems the seasons have changed. Also with the ending of daylight saving time there will be more daylight to tend to everyone's emerging blooms. On today's garden party Felder answers questions about cedar apple rust, red bud trees, vitex, and more. Also he brings in a flower from his great-grandmothers garden that has not bloomed in over ten years. Let's get dirty!

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Mar 06 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Weird Moss

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Every episode of the Gestalt Gardener, Felder reminds us to cherish the small things and do not take things to seriously. On this show he answers some pretty peculiar southern gardening questions, covering everything from satsuma trees to unidentifiable moss. Also he talks about his latest urban forging trip and where he gets his crabapples.

Not one to back down from a challenge Felder also knows when to bow out before handing out some bad advice. If you want to pick Felder's brain you can always email him at Garden@mpbonline.org.

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Feb 28 2020

52mins

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The Gestalt Gardener: My Pet Thorn

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When the weather is nice Felder will walk to the studio before the show. He says it pumps him up before the show but everyone knows its just a chance for him to "liberate" flowers he sees along the way. During today's garden party he shares his latest findings and a hears from gardeners who have blooms too early. Also Felder shows off his garden wounds and gives a touching tribute to an old friend. Let's get dirty!

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Feb 21 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Back in Black

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After a long absence from the studio Felder is back on Mississippi soil and has already given a garden talk. Fresh from Europe and a quick stop in Greenwood, Felder is here for another great garden party. With his signature cheesy tune in hand and one-of-a-kind approach to the garden it's time to do what we do best. Let's get dirty!

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Feb 14 2020

59mins

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The Gestalt Gardener: Almost There

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Felder Rushing has been out of the studio for a while but will be back on Mississippi soil soon and back to business. Ahead of his fruit tree seminar at Hutto's Home & Garden Center he answers your southern gardening questions and reminds everyone to enjoy some of the flowering quince, daffodils, and other flowers that have started to bloom. Also he sends good vibes from across the pond with a cheesy tune everyone knows. Let's get dirty!

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Feb 07 2020

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The Gestalt Gardener: Planting Trees

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We have finally reached the end of January 2020 and this month seems like it had more than 31 days. Felder has not been in the studio since 2019 but every Friday throws a best garden party on radio all the way from across the pond. Last week he shared an some sounds from the oldest plant swap in Europe and this week brings more garden advice for you to use. With questions about planting the right trees and how to start a garden with the kids, Felder always make sure his answers involve one common theme: Getting Dirty!

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Jan 31 2020

51mins

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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!

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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!

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Jan 17 2020

51mins

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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!

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Jan 10 2020

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iTunes Ratings

39 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Super nuck

By super nuck - Apr 03 2020
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Whooo whooo good stuff

Great show!

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