RushingFelder Rushing, our March 5 speaker, is a 10th-generation American gardener and a self-described Dirt Gardener from Mississippi. 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. There is no turfgrass, just plants, yard art, and “people places.”

The author or co-author of 16 gardening books (including several national award winners) Rushing has written thousands of gardening columns in syndicated newspapers, and has had hundreds of articles and photographs published in regional and national garden magazines, including Garden Design,Landscape Architecture, Better Homes and Gardens, Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, and National Geographic.

Rushing has served many years as a distinctly non-stuffy board member of the American Horticulture Society, national director of the Garden Writers Association, and member of the National Youth Gardening Committee. A rare male honorary member of Federated Garden Clubs of Mississippi and twice past president of his state’s only chapter of the Mens’ Garden Club.

Believing that too many would-be gardeners are intimidated by a crush of “how-to” experts. Felder uses an offbeat, “down home” approach rife with humorous anecdotes and garden-irreverent metaphors, zany observations, and stunning photography and to help gardeners get past the “stinkin’ rules” of horticulture.

Monday, March 5, 2012
1 pm – 3 pm

Moorings Presbyterian Church

How to Register:
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March 5, 2012

Linda LaRue Brown,