As our last speaker for the year, we were delighted to have Felder Rushing join us for the October 17, 2016 meeting! Felder kept us thoroughly entertained for a full hour talking “slow gardening”, explaining the difference between gardening and horticulture, gently chastised us about “bad dog” rules. All who attended will be looking at gardening in a more relaxed way, taking the time to enjoy the fun side of gardening – and looking for the cool stuff in quirky places.
Felder Rushing is a 10th-generation American gardener whose pioneer ancestors settled across the Southeast, bringing many plants with them. Rushing’s overstuffed, quirky cottage garden has been featured in many TV programs and magazines (including a cover of Southern Living), and includes a huge variety of weather-hardy plants along with a collection of folk art. He is credited with 15 gardening books (including several national award winners) and the former Extension Service urban horticulture specialist has written thousands of gardening columns in syndicated newspapers, and has had hundreds of articles and photographs published in regional and national garden magazines.