Fondren horticulturist and gardening celebrity Felder Rushing will be talking about his new book and signing copies on Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m. Duling Hall. The book, “Maverick Gardeners,” features five Fondren gardeners: Rick Griffin, Becky Potts, Suzie Cranston, Jenny Nelson and Perry Davis. The book also features a page on Fondren, noting that it boasts the world's heaviest concentration of glass bottle trees. The event is free and sponsored by the Fondren Renaissance Foundation. A cash bar will be available. Masks required and chairs set up with social distancing guidelines.