The Gestalt Gardener

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By: MPB Think Radio

Listen to The Gestalt Gardener Friday mornings at 9 and Saturday mornings at 10 on MPB Think Radio. 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. A...

The Gestalt Gardener | More Winter Gardening Ahead
Last Friday at 11:32 PM

Good morning! Ain't it a great morning outside? We've got lots of winter ahead of us, but we've got lots of time to do stuff in the garden! Felder Rushing talks gardening and takes your questions!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."



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The Gestalt Gardener | Winter Gardening
01/21/2023

It's winter time in January, and a lot of folks, every time we see a warm spell or see some daffodils pop-up, people think about gardening. Well folks, it ain't spring yet, but there's plenty to do and talk about and the doors of the Gestalt Gardener garden party are open!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Thanks for 300K+ Downloads!
01/13/2023

It's a good day for a garden party folks! Felder Rushing talks gardening, gets dirty, takes your questions and celebrates 300K+ downloads!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Happy New Year!
01/06/2023

It's a good day to talk gardening folks! Felder Rushing talks gardening and takes your questions during his first live show of the year!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | All About Gardening
12/16/2022

It's a good day to talk gardening folks! Felder Rushing talks gardening and takes your questions during his last live show of the year!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Gardening Talk
12/09/2022

It's a good day to talk gardening folks! Felder Rushing talks gardening and takes your questions!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Chimneyville Arts Festival 2022 Live
12/02/2022

It's a good day to talk gardening folks! Felder Rushing broadcasts live from the 2022 Chimeyville Arts Festival, talks gardening and takes your questions!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Autumn Gardening
11/18/2022

It's a good day to talk gardening folks! Felder Rushing talks fall gardening and takes your questions.


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Gardening & Farming with MPB Executive Director, Royal Aills & P. Allen Smith
11/11/2022

It's a good day to talk gardening folks! Felder Rushing talks gardening, takes your questions and both MPB's Executive Director, Royal Allis and television host, P. Allen Smith, make surprise appearances!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Fall Gardening All-Call
11/04/2022

It's a good day to talk gardening folks! Felder Rushing talks gardening, shows off his persimmons and takes your questions!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Gardening in the Deep South
10/28/2022

Felder Rushing and Jay White talk gardening in the deep south and take your gardening questions!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Master Gardener
10/21/2022

Felder Rushing and Jay White talk gardening and take your gardening questions!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Reacting, Responding & Planning Your Garden
10/14/2022

It's a nice brisk morning outside! Some of you got a little rain and Felder got none but that's okay, because gardening is all about reacting, responding, planning ahead and putting out brush fires. Felder Rushing and Java Chatman talk about that, Java's weird fruit and your garden of course!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Drive Time - Fall 2022
10/07/2022

It's a great morning outside! A little bit on the dry side but the weather feels good and the fall colors are coming on strong. Felder Rushing and Java Chatman talk about supporting MPB, the Fall and gardening of course!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Master Gardening
09/30/2022

It feels cool, like fall outside! The weather gets your juices going and makes you think your going to have to pull up that summer stuff and plant some winter stuff. Felder Rushing is broadcasting live from Ascension Parish, Louisiana talking with Master Gardeners during a symposium and takes your calls and talking 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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Garden Party
09/23/2022

When it comes to weather, gardeners have it down, and know that the weather's sometimes just not right. Felder Rushing takes your calls and talking 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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Keep Gardening
09/16/2022

It's a great morning outside, a little cool, a little muggy, a little humid, not quite summer, not quite fall, but it's enough to keep our gardening juices going! Felder Rushing will be discussing lawns, taking your calls and talking 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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Fall Planning
09/09/2022

It's the middle of September and some of us may be planning for the rain, some of us are planning for the fall, some of us are just waiting for the dirt to get a little bit looser. A lot of people want to take care of their lawn, weeds and are thinking about winterizing and about what to grow in their yard that looks good and that can be eaten when you're tired of looking at it... Felder Rushing will be discussing that, taking your calls and talking gardening!


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The Gestalt Gardener | Felder is Back!
09/02/2022

Felder Rushing takes calls and talks 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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | All-Call
08/26/2022

Felder Rushing takes calls and talks gardening during this all-call episode!


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Southport Flower Show
08/19/2022

Felder Rushing takes calls and talks gardening, live from the Southport Flower Show at Victoria Park in Lancashire North West England.


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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."


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The Gestalt Gardener | Gardening & Weather
08/12/2022

It's still too hot to move fast but Felder Rushing and Java Chatman still open up the conversation about gardening today! 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, in the words of Felder, "get out and get dirty."

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The Gestalt Gardener | Gardening All-Call
08/05/2022

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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The Gestalt Gardener | Floriade Felder
07/29/2022

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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The Gestalt Gardener | Heat Streak
07/22/2022

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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The Gestalt Gardener | Tomato Sugar
07/15/2022

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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The Gestalt Gardener | Bottle Tree Man
07/08/2022

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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The Gestalt Gardener | English Breakfast
06/24/2022

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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The Gestalt Gardener | Liverpool Living
06/17/2022

It's Felder Rushing's birthday and he is turning a year older and hopefully wiser. Lol! Either way, he continues to make time for your southern gardening questions while spending a birthday across the pond in Liverpool. Oh and happy birthday to Sir Paul McCartney too! Let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener | I'll Be Back
06/10/2022

From time to time Felder Rushing will skip an incredible Mississippi Summer to enjoy cooler temperatures in Europe. Also, he will take in a flower show or two, but no matter where he is his heart is with Mississippi. Checking in to answer another round of southern gardening questions, he tackles shade trees, wild oranges, and the best ways to move plants to a new residence. Let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener |Flower Food
06/03/2022

After completing his 40-year quest of lecturing in all 82 Mississippi counties, Felder is back to answer another round of southern gardening questions. The top of June is prime time for people to get out in the dirt and Felder fields questions about fruit trees, rooting fresh cuttings, and more. He also hears from a fellow that has a newly acquired taste for gardenia petals. Who knew?!? Anyway, let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener | Pollinators United
05/20/2022

This episode of The Gestalt Gardner has everything from gladiolus to azaleas and avocados to Felder Halloween costumes. The best garden party on radio rock and rolls with calls from listeners across Mississippi and beyond. No calls from Peru like last show, but Felder did talk about the love that Mississippi's mighty magnolia receives worldwide. Also, he celebrates World Bee Day with a very appropriate tune. Let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener | Full Bloom
05/17/2022

The magnolias are in full bloom and those summer-like spring days are here for the moment. It is the perfect time to tend to the garden and Felder is here to answer another round of southern garden questions. As always, wear your hat, remember to mow high, and let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener | Big Stepper
05/06/2022

With over 250,000 downloads and listeners spanning around the globe, from all of us here at the Gestalt Gardener and MPB Think Radio, we say Thank You! Thank You for listening and helping the Gestalt Gardener spread the good news about local Mississippi gardeners and southern flower enthusiasts. In this episode, Felder helps with questions about fence coverings, colorful groundcover, and moving plants. Now let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener | Mow Higher
04/29/2022

When it comes to lawncare Felder promotes raising your mower and letting the grass grow. Mow high is a great way to remember not to scalp your lawn and let it actually grow and thrive. And don't let him get started on fertilizer! The spring season is moving on and Felder helps with another round of southern gardening questions. Also, he is gearing up for the Jackson Home Show and other appearances he has coming up around the South. Felder and his green pickup are ready for the road. Now let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener | Earth Day '22
04/22/2022

First celebrated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day is set aside to show support for environmental protection. From big to small gestures people all over the world celebrate Earth Day and Felder is doing is part by helping you with your southern gardening questions. Always focused on helping what grows, Felder promotes leaving a little patch of wildflower growth that often supports the insects and other creatures who benefit from slightly unkempt areas. Now let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener | Meridian Magic
04/04/2022

Felder returns to the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience in Meridian for a live broadcast from the courtyard. After a rocky start, Felder handles another round of southern gardening questions with a focus on this early spring and planting times. Always happy to step outside the studio and be among the people Felder, Java, and the MPB Foundation show appreciation for the listeners and supporters with another great event at The Max.

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The Gestalt Gardener | Native Planters
03/25/2022

Native plants have a special place around the garden because they will thrive under the harshest conditions. They were simply built to survive while other flowers and plants need special assistance to thrive. During this round of southern gardening questions, Felder Rushing talks about these native plants and others while gardeners are quietly anticipating the time for summer planting. Also, he shares updates on his upcoming events where you can see him live and in the community.

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The Gestalt Gardener | Edible Petals
03/18/2022

Felder Rushing is back for another round of southern gardening questions and is still warning people it is too early to plant for summer. He reminds us it is not about the temperature outside but the temperature of the soil. During the best garden party on the radio, he gives advice about edible plants, proper fertilizer use, and grafting apple trees. Let's get dirty!

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The Gestalt Gardener | H is for Herbs
03/11/2022

The cold weather is coming across Mississippi and Felder has a few tips for taking care of your plants during a flash freeze. One of those tips is to leave certain plants alone. If they are blooming now they will be fine. Yet for others, there are a few things that will keep them warm during the below-freezing temps. Also, he brings in a beautiful bouquet of herbs and a hand-crafted bird for show and tell. Now, let's get dirty!

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