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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Super nuck

By super nuck - Feb 06 2020
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I enjoy the show

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

Super nuck

By super nuck - Feb 06 2020
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I enjoy the show

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 Mar 27, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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