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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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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 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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 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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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: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: Fair Food and Greg Grant

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Felder is in a very welcoming mood for the fall season and the upcoming state fair. Although undecided if he will enter the plant show, he spends a part of the hour chatting with his friend Greg Grant about an issue that is important to crepe myrtles. Let's get dirty!

Oct 05 2018

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Class Is In

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Felder schools us on plants with African origins, when to break the rules, and the difference between a gardener and a horticulturist.

Feb 17 2017

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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

51mins

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Rank #15: 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!

Jan 18 2019

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: Roses & Cheese

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Its a frosty day for a garden party but in the deep south, we can have some beautiful winter gardens. Felder talks about some upcoming events around the state and talks with listeners about everything from cypress trees, rose buds. to hedge bushes. Also, today's cheesy tune is an earworm like no other. Let's get dirty!

Jan 25 2019

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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.

Apr 13 2018

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Rank #20: 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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