256 episodes

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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The Gestalt Gardener MPB Think Radio

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    • 4.7 • 70 Ratings

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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    The Gestalt Gardener | Gardening All-Call

    The Gestalt Gardener | Gardening All-Call

    Felder Rushing and Java Chatman open up the conversation about gardening today! It's hot, it's muggy, it's humid and it may be a bit too early to plant but we keep going one step at a time. 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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    • 40 min
    The Gestalt Gardener | Floriade Felder

    The Gestalt Gardener | Floriade Felder

    While Felder spends most summers in Europe, it is not all rest and relaxation. Just this past week he made a trip to Amsterdam for the International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade in Almere. Floriade only happens every ten years and Felder reports some of the exhibition's highlights and how Mississippi plants and flowers are always a part of the showcase. During another round of southern gardening questions, he talks about fruit ripeness, dealing with insects, and how your next road trip can be much more awesome (or weird) with RoadsideAmerica.com.
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    • 49 min
    The Gestalt Gardener | Heat Streak

    The Gestalt Gardener | Heat Streak

    This summer has been brutal and the heatwave made its way to Felder with record-setting high temperatures hitting Europe. If you are tending to the garden this time of year, please stay hydrated and wear the largest sun-shading hat your head will allow when outside. During this round of southern gardening questions, Felder talks about maypops, passionfruit, lawn watering, and more. Let's get dirty!
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    • 50 min
    The Gestalt Gardener | Tomato Sugar

    The Gestalt Gardener | Tomato Sugar

    Felder is not one to shy from his opinions. He is also someone who is quick to admit when he is wrong. But for some reason, his changing views on tomatoes have been a few years in the making. Along with another round of summer gardening questions, Felder "eats some crow" after being proven wrong about the tomato ripening process. Let's get dirty!
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    • 48 min
    The Gestalt Gardener | Bottle Tree Man

    The Gestalt Gardener | Bottle Tree Man

    Bottle trees are more about attitude than gardening. You do not even have to have a garden to place a bottle tree in your yard. Felder has compiled just about everything he has seen and heard about bottle trees into one location: https://felderrushing.blog/bottle-trees/. Between answering questions about stink bugs and scorched plants he talks about bottle trees and how they bring a touch of "glass" to any space. Let's get dirty!
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    • 50 min
    The Gestalt Gardener | English Breakfast

    The Gestalt Gardener | English Breakfast

    Felder is back sharing tips for dealing with your plants and this oppressive heat. Also with an uptick in insect activity, he talks about ways to protect your plants. Let's get dirty!
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Houston2995 ,

Southern-eccentric gardening. A joy.

Felder Rushing paints his bean supports purple, sticks plastic flowers into live plants that look too plain, and is raising a baby opossum named Pogo. Callers with a marvelous range of Mississippi accents ask about problems like tomatoes with black bottoms, and Felder, a trained horticulturalist, offers useful fixes. But he’s also sneaking in life lessons: live and let live; be fully part of this living world; and a few wrinkly leaves won’t kill you.

super nuck ,

Super nuck

Whooo whooo good stuff

Wren D ,

Like sweet tea on a hot day

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.

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