GAC sells tickets for Thursday lunch with gardener Felder Rushing
Felder Rushing is perhaps Mississippi’s most recognizable gardener and he and his little green truck with the garden in the back will arrive in Greenville on Thursday, October 27.
The Greenville Arts Council is hosting a luncheon with Rushing in the Jake and Freda Stein Hall starting at 11:30 am Tickets are $ 25 each.
The deadline to reserve tickets is Monday, October 25 at 4 p.m. Reserve your tickets by calling 662-332-2246.
“The Greenville Arts Council is very pleased to have the opportunity to present Felder Rushing who speaks specifically about plants native to the Mississippi Delta,” said GAC Executive Director Eleanor Wright. “His presentation will include the best grass seed for zone eight and the easiest way to plant.”
The Rushing talks will cover the gamut of gardening in Mississippi.
“It will identify the native Mississippi trees and where to buy the trees as well as how to espalier (form) a gardenia,” Wright said. “He will also talk about conditioning soil for old flower beds to prepare new plants or conditioning soil for a new flower bed. It’s always fascinating and exciting to talk to a master about your craft.
Rushing is a 10th generation southern gardener from the Delta who lives part time in a cottage garden in Mississippi and part time in northern England. The retired extension horticulturalist hosts a weekly NPR gardening program, writes a weekly gardening column, and has written or co-authored over 30 gardening books, including several national award winners. He was for several years the National Q&A Manager for HGTV and contributed countless articles and photographs to numerous magazines including Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens and National Geographic. .
The long-time board member of the American Horticulture Society, past president of the Men’s Garden Club and honorary member of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi, and former national director of the Garden Writers Association has been featured three times in New York Times.
He was named by Southern Living Magazine as one of the “Twenty-Five Most Likely to Change the South”.
Rushing, who travels the world, studies and reports on both botanical gardens and ‘garden variety’ gardens, founded the international Slow Gardening movement, which celebrates the pursuit and tracking of happiness in gardens, which whatever their skills or abilities, using all the senses in all seasons.