The Gestalt Gardener: Bye Kay! Stay In Touch.
"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.
The Gestalt Gardener: Get Dirty, But Wash Your Hands
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!
The Gestalt Gardener: Dollar, Dollar Weeds, Ya'll!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!Felder is tentatively set to appear at the Memphis Botanic Garden Wednesday March 18th.Visit Felders blog! FelderRushing.blog
The Gestalt Gardener: Great Grandma's Petticoat
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!
The Gestalt Gardener: Weird Moss
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.
The Gestalt Gardener: My Pet Thorn
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!
The Gestalt Gardener: Back in Black
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!