Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Gestalt Gardener

When I think of gardening, I usually associate it with planting a plot of ground. Felder Rushing, a colorful personality who lives in the same town I do, has planted a garden in the back of his truck. I got lucky and spotted it the other day so I snapped a couple of pictures.

Felder, a horticulturist and “dirt” gardener, is host of a popular MPB radio show The Gestalt Gardener and is famous partly for his eccentric garden at his home (to which this comment on his website might apply: “I do care what the neighbors think … it just doesn’t matter!”) He is the author of quite a few gardening books and also writes a weekly column in our local newspaper.

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The edges of the truck bed are Mississippi license plates held in place by beer tops.    Love all the bottle trees and bottles in the back.

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Check out the rack legs on the cute little frog with the pink bow in her hair.

Have you ever planted a garden in an unorthodox location?

See ya next week,


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The Little Red Shop said...

That's cool. One of my earliest garden memories is of an old work boot sitting on our neighbors' back railing…spilling over with succulents.

: )

Julie M.

Karen said...

That's neat!

Diana said...

I've talked to Felder Rushing a number of times on his trips here to Memphis -- shared tales of my bottle tree, and line drying in our "upscale" suburb of Germantown. His columns used to be carried in our newspaper here. I think he has groupies here.

Love his stuff, and love his book "Passalong Plants".

Linda said...

Pretty cool!!