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Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Women Working in the World of Plants

Cultivating Place

09:44 min | 9 months ago

Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Women Working in the World of Plants

"We continue cultivating places. Women's history month interviews. Were joined this week by Andrea Delong Amaya director of horticulture for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas. At Austin it is also the botanic garden for the State of Texas Andrea has been on staff for over twenty years and has more than thirty years of experience in horticulture. She Guides fifteen staff members in the design and management of nine acres of Native Plant Gardens. Two hundred and seventy five acres of natural areas and in native plant nursery. She teaches classes in native plant horticulture and writes and presents on her passion for the field widely. She spoke with US late. Last autumn to share more about the history and work of the centre including it. Being the legacy of another extraordinary woman ladybird Johnson Andrea shares. Her own enthusiasm for this field of work. Welcome Andrea Hi. How you doing? I'm great how are you wonderful? I'd love for you to start by describing describe the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as visually as you can for listeners. Who may not have been there. And then we'll talk a little bit about your specific work there Andrea Sherr so we are in a South Austin and in the middle of Texas. We're in a part of the state that we refer to as Texas El country or the Edwards Plateau which is a beautiful beautiful part of the state. Of course Texans will say every part of the state is beautiful but I WANNA say text. The central Texas area is particularly beautiful especially in the spring were really renowned for having excellent wildflower displays including the Texas blue on it which occurs all over the state but the central Texas areas particularly flora for us in the spring. And so we are like I said in Austin and the site that were on is a public garden where about two hundred and eighty five acres. I think we actually added a little bit more In the last year or so and it's a public garden where we feature plants that are native to the state of Texas. That's the site now. The organization is bigger than that But the gardens here. We're demonstrating hell different. Native plants can be used in different kinds of landscapes different kinds of styles. We have collections of plants. From different parts of the State we are the Botanic Garden Texas. So we're trying to increase our collections to represent other parts of the state as well as the central Texas area so we have about nine acres of cultivated gardens and then we have a sixteen Acre Texas Arboretum of trees So those are the horticultural areas in then. We have natural areas in The other parts of the the property And that the natural areas also include some research areas. We have some Areas where we're doing Land Management prescribed fire treatments and different kinds of land-management to see how that influences the vegetation. Yeah we can talk more about that. If you're if you like definitely definitely I will i. I would love to get into some of the specifics of each of those areas you just described but before we get there. Describe your your your job there what it entails and may be the trajectory of your twenty years there. Andrea. Yeah well. I started as a gardener appropriately and really enjoy working outside. I mean I've always been interested in being outdoors and that goes way back to my childhood is probably most people who have an affinity for the natural world That usually starts childhood so I grew up doing things outdoors with my parents particularly with my dad. We'd go camping or canoeing. And I remember having a field guide of of wildflowers weeds that surrounded our area where we lived and that was great. Fun everything from astronomy to birds and lizards and insects. Just everything is so interesting And I just find that the more I learn about things the more I'm fascinated and in awe of the natural world so that's just started early but it's just been a long a lifelong interest in learning more and observing more. I mean I laugh. We have a big picture window at our dining room table. And that's our TV. We don't have an actual electronics of the Inter House. It's overlooking a garden and pond and we just sit there and watch the animal antics and what's blooming and it's great fun and it's a nice way to slow down in our fast paced world That's a that's a big part of what I think. Nature does for me and for a lot of people So you started as a gardener. What year was that Andrea and then tell us about the progression of your rules at the Center Which clearly you progressed in because of your deepening curiosity and ever expanding knowledge base. Yes so I started in December of nine hundred ninety eight and Worked as a gardener I've guarded in most of the areas that we have in Under cultivation over the years and at some point we had Position of gardens manager was available so I moved into that and then I don't know maybe fifteen years ago I transitioned into the direct report culture and Unfortunately that means a little bit less guarding than I used to do. But it also gets me in a higher level of designing decision making which is very exciting and allows me to have more influence over some of the bigger picture things that are happening And then overseeing the natural areas arboretum and the nurseries also been pretty pretty fun and adds different interest to what what I'm looking at. Yeah so talk about Before we get into the specifics of some of the programmatic areas and display areas there and then the research give listeners. A history of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center when it started what it's original mission in scope was of course the wonderful woman for whom it is named and by whom it was founded in its original iteration and So that that people have an understanding of just how much bigger is then. A Garden appreciating wildflowers. Because that is a fabulous mission but it's it is much bigger than that so we're very blessed to have had the visionary Labor Johnson as founder. She founded the wildflower center. Initially as the wildflower research center. The National Welfare Research Center and that was an endeavor that she took on with her friend and actress. Helen Hayes which a lot of people don't remember that part of of the history but it's Kinda Funny Mrs Johnson didn't feel like she had enough name. Recognition Systems of Helen Hayes. And so her mission right from the beginning was to really try to understand an unlocked the secrets of wildfires in native plants and understand how they grow and that was the original research. The the wildflower center did at that time and so that was a nineteen eighty two so the organization started back. Then we moved to our current site as a public garden Before it was more just a research site with some portables but it didn't really have botanical garden kind of exhibits. Someone moved to Our current site in one thousand nine hundred ninety five that was really a big focus of making the space Amenable to guests and having exhibits that people can interact with and having educational programming and really elaborating on that when she first started it. Why we'll just remind listeners? She was of course the first lady of the United States and she Had A as firstly. She had some remarkable initiatives to beautify. I think was the word that was used then. roads and highways across the country and she was taken by the wildflower diversity there in her home state for good reason. Because it's a pretty remarkable native flora. Will you talk a little bit about that? And and why people thought this was not just a pretty project but was worthy of deep research. Even at that time so yeah. Mrs Johnson grew up in a rural setting and without siblings so she was a long time so her best friend is. A child was outside Just the outdoors and I think that was what what instilled upon in her the scrape passion for the for the natural world and then as she became first lady She really had a great influence on President Johnson in terms of Passing legislation one of the things he's known for is the beautification. Act The highway beautification. Act and getting billboards off of the roadsides and cleaning up roadsides and planting wildflowers and the way I understand it you know we talk about it is being beautification and she knew at the time. She was very savvy that at the time. She knew that that was a word that would engage people. The public secretly I. I've heard that she felt like that was actually kind of a word and that it is she. I think she understood. It was deeper than just beautification was away to connect people with the idea that she

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"wildflower center" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:44 min | 10 months ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Blue bonnets have already started popping up along Texas highways in in the hill country Andrea along with the lady bird Johnson wildflower center says they have made an early appearance here we've had the second warmest winter on record and that's pushing everything a little bit early this year she says the length of the season is still determined by the whether if we get a warm and dry spring it could cut blue bonnet season short well Texas company could win the race to develop a vaccine for the corona virus will have more coming up W. away I news time by twenty one now traffic and weather together good morning and happy Wednesday we've got some good news no accidents to report just construction that only has a Breitling open up thirty seven south bend approaching military drive traffic is flowing and not much of a delay just yet now we do have traffic flowing really only for ten east seventeen star crest in thirty five I mean is Garcia for news video twelve hundred W. away I and your weather channel forecast for this Thursday sunshine with a high of sixty tonight's low thirty five right now clear conditions forty three degrees welcome to this Friday eve Thursday Feb you worry thirteenth San Antonio's first music Charlie Parker I am sure the maturity along with W. away I program director Brian again Mr T. will be back next Tuesday Meghan bishop will join us tomorrow Dave Ayler making the show go Charlie Parker will join us in the six o'clock hour well president trump had a lot to say at the White House yesterday while talking with reporters in fact he's thinking the justice department for intervening in the Roger stone Casey said as long time ally has.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:37 min | 10 months ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Leave out soon you should see what value they provide to you and if they're not looking right if maybe you're noticing that some leaf out in some branches that are dead don't worry about it that happens but how do you fix the problem well that's even easier what you do is give my friend beau masters a call was an I. SA certified arborist sin he works throughout the Austin hill country area now he's an approved and recommended arborist with just about every city and neighborhood association and he's been the worse of choice for many of our local nurseries even lady bird Johnson wildflower center so when your trees are looking right when you're not sure if they're serious damage or just need a little trimming reliable number masters files all the current ISA guidelines and his crew served there and for under educated they are experienced in all things trees knows proper tree pruning he knows how to preserve the key the tree we talked earlier about issues where you're having construction being done around the tree he knows how to protect it so that he can minimize or eliminate that damage from those heavy vehicles doing your construction project so if you've got an issue with your trees or you just want to know that your trees are doing well give our call is number five one two nine two three two eight one eight that's five one two nine two three two eight one eight oftentimes a mass for me should.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"News on demand to newsradio kale B. J. dot com you know folks the arbors Texas have gotten together and they have reviewed the situation with quilt in central Texas and they've come to an agreement that the safest time the least risky time to manage pruning your oak trees is from July first through January thirty first because there is a little beetle that can spread the Oakwell and it is least active at this period of time well we're coming up on that date it's about sixty days away and if you need someone to prune your oak tree because it's too much work for you or you're not comfortable climbing into that tree I have somebody I need you to call his name's boe masters now he's I say certified arborist anywhere sure out Austin in the hill country area now pose a recommended arborist with just about every city in neighborhood association and he's been a recommended our wrists even with the lady bird Johnson wildflower center now if you have euro tree and you're concerned about it and you have this beautiful investment on your property you want to take care of it properly but you want to minimize that risk now beau can take care of quote he's got expertise Senate he's educated in it he knows how to take care of that quote but you might not be the only person who's got an oak tree and it may be hard to get a hold of them in time to be able to stay in that safety window uprooting Europe's so if you have that okay if you are concerned and you want to make sure that it is happy healthy has their beauty you're looking for and protected from the quote risk pick up the phone and give Bo call it's that time of the year to take care of this call Bo is numbers five one two nine two three two eight one eight that's five one two nine two three two eight one eight.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

05:58 min | 1 year ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Color stuff the the if you're lucky enough to have a rest the black car viburnum they get real pretty fall color even the Mexican plum gets a real pretty rosy color on cypress how could I have forgotten that the cypress trees and I get no lived on the canal river growing up it was just that we have this giant side person of course our cyber tall long river most beautiful orangey fall color ever in in driftwood I would go with him on a cinema I go with Montezuma cypress period and because it's a lot more drought resistant doesn't need to grow on a river bank and as far as other shrubs and things oakleaf hydrangea not native but well adapted grows so pretty in the shade tear resistant big white beautiful plans and it gets great fall color as to the other Cinemax the other two native Cinemax the aromatica and evergreen CEMAC both get pretty fall color and there's a cute little plant that grows out along the edges of like Travis and this is like that call button push button bush I used to grow a long time ago but bush's cool plant and it gets pretty fall color too all right so there's no excuse for not having a colorful yard this time of year five one two eight three six zero five ninety or toll free eight seven seven five ninety fifty five twenty five and again I would refer you all to the lady bird Johnson's wildflower center a website which is wild flowers dot org and they have this really fun section called what's in season this week so you can go there and see what's blooming at the wild flower center this week and the whiteness flowers the first one they call a shrubby boneset Gulf mule Lee aromatic Astor Maximillion sunflower course possum Hong is not that just blooms but also bear a skeleton leaf goldeneye which is blooming everywhere purring for being Turks calve asters the other kind Astor beauty very wind timers merely those big grasses this is one are being native grasses are big bunch grasses bloom in the fall and that is when they are jealous magnificent may you know blowing in the breeze with their big fluffy seed heads up but we still have Blackfoot daisy blooming we have you know the chocolate daisy blaming all kinds of fun stuff is blooming right now but this is the this is a time of year I was at a place where they had Gulf me only the other day just big stay in the Gulf million is gorgeous it's about a two foot tall grass and it's just covered with purple of blooms to god I have one but they're still lots of other stuff blooming I'm looking at my yard thinking in my brain here what else is up their golden rod golden rod still blaming the beauty very slick really pretty with the purple berry so there's a lot of interest out there naturally things like the native cherry the escarpment sherry those tend to turn a beautiful gold color mind kind of lost their leaves early then like the real drowsy conditions too much sun line pretty much have lost most of their leaves but there's still some other stuff out there at I think I'd mentioned Texas ash he gets a pretty rosy fall color as well so there's a lot of the native trees do get color not on I mean it's certainly not Vermont but it's absolutely gorgeous driving around out in the country out here so all right if you guys don't have any questions I will just keep laughing see what else can we want to talk about today as I mentioned it's time to plant plumbago still blooming Mexican mint marigold is so pretty right now and so is the Mexican bush say H. all the law all the cell is great the eyes are still blooming Pavonia still blaming the rock or the pink one so there's still a lot going on this time of year but this next freeze next couple nights so probably not back some of this stuff so it'll probably look kind of different after this okay let's see five one two eight three six zero five ninety or toll free eight seven seven five ninety fifty five twenty five I guess the only other thing I would say to you is if you have newly planted tender little things like vegetables for annuals or something like that you may want to be prepared to try to protect them from this freeze because if we get in the mid twenties all is gonna do a number on small little plants so you can go get some row cover today or you could get some you know you can you can sometimes if you have individual little tender plants you can invert of containers over need over them but I would figure out some way and fortunately I think we're gonna get a little rain before this hard freeze but if you do not own the sure everything's well watered because that will help them get through it and mulch all right we got another break to get through let's get this over with and then we'll be back Hey this is up if you own your car for a while or maybe you've.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Tree can withstand so much more pressure from the wind and even an ice storms is less likely to break branches if it's been cared for correctly dead branches removed a good open structure that still looks fantastic but that could be a lot of work and not everybody knows how to do it well don't worry about it I got somebody wants you to call his name is beau masters is an I. SA certified arborist and he works in the greater Austin in hill country area is highly respected he's it approved and recommended neighbor arborist with most for neighborhood associations he's he's even been the arbors for the lady bird Johnson wildflower center now bono center properly trim a tree dead branches can break in in a high wind storm they cause more damage to the tree but properly prune tree can allow the wind to blow through is less resistant and less likely to have a branch break it's more when bogus down the tree looks so good for you so if you're looking at your trees if you're concerned that you're not sure that it's from properly or the health of the tree is somewhat in question give bow a call he can come out and talk to you about it in tell you how we can make changes to make the tree look good to keep it safe and more importantly to keep it healthy so give them a call masters the number is five one two nine two three two eight one eight that's five one two nine two three two eight one eight right up to your home and stick to your budget Los is here to help with liberty city throughout the store upgrade your prices and save up to forty percent off select by special because Sam some from the laundry.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Friesen don prior now stay with us so what we got the rush updates that's coming up at six oh wait Donald trumps America the trump administration taking steps that might eventually lead to the importation of some lower cost prescription drugs from Canada HHS secretary Alex ETS are released the safe importation action plan on Wednesday access to affordable prescription drugs can be a matter of life or death for American patients the president has heard how much this matters to Americans and we at HHS of for the same the plan would allow state governments pharmacies and drug manufacturers to come up with proposals for safe importation and submit them for federal approval this could open the opportunity for a pharmaceutical company to import their drugs security different national drug code for that same drug but introduce it into the supply channel in a way that enables them to be free to have a lower list price because of the FDA regulatory process the administration is still months away from formally introducing the proposal at the White House John decker fox news it is five forty nine and on Thursdays about this time like to catch up to date inform you on how you can plan your weekend we call it what's up boss is reduced and is with us to give us the run down of what is up in Austin yes and you this weekend there's not as much going on as we had last weekend but tonight we have movies in the wild we'll be showing some like it hot and lady bird Johnson wildflower center to get it to ten thirty PM yeah that's a good so if you want to bring a picnic and maybe have a blanket and that kind of thing bringing over hang out watch some like it hot you guys in a movie before that so okay it's a classic all right so if anybody hasn't seen before this is your chance it is free for members of from the wild flower organization but it is twelve dollars for adults if you're not a member and you T. students faculty and staff can go for free and children under four as well there you go from seven to nine PM and the buzz mill they'll be continuing that primitive tool making class I couldn't find out what they were doing this week but they will be continuing that all month long so you can keep going by and maybe learn how to make a spirit of a stick don't know how to do that I mean and then from five thirty to seven PM at the ruins branch Austin public library was branch and reciting Grove they'll have a cap metro project connect blueline workshop so this is so that residents can chime in on whether or not they want this connect this project connect to actually build the malign AB I a to Austin to ACC highland campus so if you don't want this or if you want to time you always a very vocal about it don about how you don't think this is a good idea having a train line going from A. B. I. eight to downtown yeah but I thought this refers to be about fun stuff I guess some people have fun there some people may want time and this is just something I want to inform you on something that you can do tomorrow there's not much going on but is it I mean it is international beer day no yeah and it is national ice cream sandwich day I wouldn't suggest mixing the two but if you like that kind of thing go head there are deals all around town so search for those can mention them all so that's gonna be a fun thing you can do on Friday you had me at beer and ice cry I mean and then on Saturday the arboretum will be hosting a back to school party from nine AM to eleven PM Baylor Scott and white will be helping out with this event and you'll be able to.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"The warmer temperatures. We really learn. Learn new appreciate the trees that we have in our landscape. They shade our homes to keep them cooler. They provide us shade for us to go out and enjoy the day or to just sit under and have a nice cold glass at tea, but, you know, the value of those trees is so important, and you really need to have somebody you can trust to manage care for them for you. I want to suggest bomas tres. He's an essay certified Arborist any provides care through the greater Austin hill country area, those really respected for his work. He's an approved and recommended Arbor's, which just about every city neighborhood association. He's been an Arborist choice for our local nurseries and even for the lady bird Johnson, Wildflower center, both follows all of the current guidelines, and his crews, there informed educated, and they're experienced in all things. Trees can properly prune a tree. He knows how to take a sick tree and be able to preserve it. He's fully aware of oak will and its proper controls. And, you know, if you're having new construction done nothing can be more damaging to a tree, then that heavy traffic that could be driving around it. Some of the construction materials could be poor for the root systems, so Bono's how to protect trees during new building and construction activities. You're doing some, you may want to give him a call to help ensure those trees survive..

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Headed south out on right before you get to be caves road. There's a wreck on the left shoulder. This traffic backing up towards far west I'm willing to Brandt with Austin's on time. Traffic look at your radar weather watchers staff meteorologist Bob Larsen were kind of concerned about severe weather coming up Gracie for storms tomorrow, that's for sure just to show. Shower or two tonight Davar morning under mostly cloudy sky. Low tonight did sixties storms though, then develop the move into the area and the greatest stripe period needs to be between three pm and nine PM tomorrow. When stores have the potential to be severe tomorrow, seventy six move away later. Tomorrow night is a front passes. It'll be turning cooler low fifty nine lower humidity Thursday, a mixture of clouds and sunshine is seventy nine for the weather center. This is meteorologist Bob Mars. We got cloudy skies. Seventy eight the lady bird Johnson Wildflower center. Now, get the news on demand at NewsRadio KLBJ Cobb. Newsradio KLBJ five ninety AM and ninety nine point seven FM presents the Jeff Ward, Ed Clement show. Hour number two of our little show. A twist to the social media companies. That are always we're always debating and the debates aren't all bad, by the way. It's just when you're.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"The website, and there's a contact page on there. Tells you how to get a hold of us in or you can send the photo a good time to also start trimming are trees. Yeah. You can be pruning any dormant tree. I just don't pray in my evergreens yet. Wait till later in the winter for that. But you don't want to cut trees can be done now. Yeah. Well, thank you. I hope so and get luck with your issues. All right. Bye. Bye. Okay. Let's go to Janice and elegant. Hey, janice. Thanks for waiting. Hi. This is Denise Denise. I'm calling about a similar question. It's about weeds that are coming up in the lawn, and it's not really a lawn. It's more of just a a weed patch. You know, my front yard is Wade patch. But at at one time several years back we were pulling up what we're now calling for Serb Davey and frog fruit and things like that. Because they were we'd now they're like, okay. These are nice little Brown's covers. It's I'm wondering if some of these other things that are coming up, and I think that late in may have been talking about what I call him bit. Oh, you know, what I didn't even think about that. But yes, hand bids probably a very good guess on that. But there I'm wondering if there's another if there are new weeds that we're now going to, cultivate, as good ground cover for grassy areas that where the brash is not doing well Kim bit is kind of tall and lanky. So you gotta keep it mode. You don't see pretty purple flowers? But do you have any others that are like starting to become more popular than I haven't heard of that? I'm pulling up as wage that I shouldn't be. Well, that is a huge question. I think it would entirely depend upon what's in your yard. Certainly the little. Clover. Fish plants that I've been talking about in the name, which I know as well as kids name is the yellow and purple, and they look like clover. But they have these little flowers those are very good and their native than everybody freaks out when they see him. But would that be the bur clover? No clovers has got more of a reddish it forms an actual Burr. Kind of all over. I've got a ton of that. Yeah. That. Mm. I think you've hit the main ones the other little ground native ground covers that might be. Would be the native that again a nitrogen fixing plant. It could be the the little straggler daisy. Are the Hamanaka sending to say Hamanaka? Stacey is absolutely fabulous. And that could possibly be coming up little yellow flowers. You know, the the website wildflowers dot org. From the lady bird Johnson Wildflower center. It's invaluable, and it's a good way to to identify things. And find out what you have and the other one. That's just amazing. Although it is from Austin towards the hill country is Marshall Enquist Wildflower book that each area has its own sort of typical weenie plants and Elgon is different than up here on the plateau. It's different. So you might have a little bit of an issue identifying with some of the books that are specific. But the other one is wildflowers the one that gay Itta gills for road called wildflowers of Texas, which has colored edges where the colors of the flowers. So there's something flowering. You can get hurt book, and you can just open to the red section or the yellow section or something. Yeah. Very much. You're welcome. Thanks for calling Bye-bye. Okay. Five one two eight three six zero five ninety Leander. Pays precious..

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KLBJ 590AM

04:52 min | 2 years ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Me too. All this. So what are like the first three things I should do. And can you recommend a book that would help me along the year to be able to know what to do with my my? Will you said the back yard was full of weeds. Did they start to begin with and the front yard? No, the backyard does not have any kind of sod define it looks like some of that a lot of weeds plus at Bermuda. That goes crazy everywhere. Get rid of couldn't get rid of it. Right. Well, let's go to the back yard then. And the main thing is take a measurement of the backyard itself. Okay. Observe which direction is east and west north and south find out. What are these different directions are on your backyard? You have to use the compass. Go ahead. And then you have this. Opportunity to draw in there, the different plants that you would like to use one of the things to do that. I like to do is usually graph paper. But I'll take a garden hose out in the back, and I'll make a design out there and used the hose and make a big amoeba in the middle of the yard or anything like that. You get down to what you like, design wise, and the other thing is there is now a spray that is a water based spray for marking. So you can use that on the ground where you're about to remove the hose, and so you begin to make that design put it on the graph paper. Also. So now, we know which direction the sun is gonna come from. And we also know what kind of a design you like one of the things that I like to do is to see other native landscapes, Cheryl might be able to point some of those take some pictures of them. Sometimes there's a huge rock in the middle of it. Or in the side of it. That's a specimen rock don't need much more than that. And then you can visit places like the lady bird Johnson Wildflower center. I'm encouraging you not to run into this thing as quickly as sitting down picking out some plants look at what you like the lady bird Johnson Wildflower center. They have many displays plants organized by water. Her needs, and which ones grow in the shade. Take your camera down there with your your cell phone, whatever and take pictures of the plants and the name tag that goes with them. The put those two hours together, and then you can begin to identify the plants properly that you like that you can go to garden centers with the with the name of the plant and find them they can use for the most part, we can find all these things the the wealth our center does grow some pretty exotic natives that are not always available, but they do sell them a remember, especially one time of year. They have this big sale of something more interesting. But the the real thing is to go and walk around and see what it is that you like their native grasses that are just gorgeous in the fall beautiful even right now in the wintertime that nice Brown color on them. Provides a lot of interest in the landscape. I think that this is what I would start with. What do I like go to some magazines, Texas, gardener magazine is one of them and see what kind of designs that you might like from there where do you live again? And what part of town southeast often felt southeast Austin. Erma were running up on a break here. But here's two quick too quick reference guides for you that are very good. The Travis county master gardeners skied for Austin and central taxes. I think is the full title of it and most nurseries will carry a copy of it. The second book is. Well since Sally was scout was out without skis. Book native, Texas plants. Not only does it have a wonderful selection of natives that work in our area has some designs and also. So between the Wildflower center, and those resources take six months to a year to plan it out don't do it overnight because you're you're gonna wind up making so many changes you need to know where the sun shines where the water goes, etc. But those will be great starting points and really quickly ending to prepare the soil change always start composting. Yes. Here's what we need to do. We need to put you on hold. If Jeff is able to do that. And then come back and talk to you because you do have some questions now, I hate to see your landscape MP fuller weeds for a year, and I know you do too so hold on. We'll be back right after this news break. Newsradio KLBJ. I'm Robert Wood.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

06:48 min | 2 years ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Still time to plant hardy trees and shrubs so much good stuff to talk about right now. We're in that mid winter season. Now, I think officially we can claim winter maybe not midwinter but definitely dip their toe into the cold season. And there's some things to do even during this dormant kind of quiet time the garden a lot to do. It's amazing to me that it's still still amazing getting full in my garden. It's getting them. The last gasp the last few little shrubs here and there shitting Elise rather quickly. It's still on a good color out there. Again, whatever's on your mind will happy to talk about Michelle five one two eight three six zero five ninety on the resolution front and this is a communal resolution, but also one where we individually can make a big difference. If we adopt this kind of. That is being careful with water. Sure, we've had a few run of it here in the past few months. Well lot of water. But drought is always right around the corner in Texas and something to be aware of and plan for and to try to ameliorate our impacts on the water supply issues that the state of Texas is dealing with. Again, right now, it seems kinda flush. You know, we're we've had good rains in fact in the middle of the week this week or torrential rains a lot of the critics funded off the water crossings were dangerous. But right now if you just look at the trends in Texas. Water. Use is really frightening because our population is projected to almost double in the coming years if you can believe that. And so what we do with our water, which is already stretched thin as a resource. Really, really important. I'm going to be talking about some water garden resolutions as we go through the course of the program and talk about what things we can do kind of reduce our water footprint if you will. Before we talk about that, though, we have Leslie upping house calling in from the labor Johnson Wildflower center and happy new year to you, Leslie, happy new year to you, Tom. I hope you hope things warm on your. This morning. Yeah. It takes. Some bundling up today. Although it's not as cold as it, look if that makes sense once you're out in it, not that bad. Okay. Particularly a little bit of a breeze. I'll take your word for. No. I wish it would get a little bit colder and actually snow, but it's not snowy. That's not even moist yet. Coming in. Yeah. Warmed up. Yeah. Quiet time at center is we get you know, it's kind of nice being open for the holidays because it's a nice place for people to take families are visiting. So we get runs of international visitors and sweet and families. Yeah. You know, people traveling from all over the world, right? That's fine. And I still encourage real, you know, people that, you know, I say real gardeners. And then I realized that sounds super snobby, but people that enjoy gardening. I think winter it's a must to come out and visit because it's just so cool to see gardens. You know, just kind of look at the maintenance and look at what gets cut back, and what it looks like, I don't know. It's one of my very favorite. Looks says the winter I agree with you on that. In fact, I remember years ago. I was visiting with a friend. It was I think in January, and he was like, oh, I bet you just can't wait for spring. This is so miserable looking at their everything so bear. No. I had flute love winter. Look. I love to change the light falls in the garden different way. I love seeing the architecture or the sculpture like qualities of the trees all that. Yeah. The light is gorgeous. And and and it's for me. It's sometimes, you know, in the spring is happening and late spring going into summer where everything so fall, I can't get a grip on what you know. What is the difference between this gardening that garden, and what does it look like? And but in the winter, you really see your foundation plants and right gardeners are looking at their gardens now. And they don't see anything that interests them problem. Yeah. Yeah. Right. You really need to. That's your form. That's your. That's your straight farm. So. Yeah. Well, you know, people can be planning for more, you know, that kind of structure in the gardens. But it's also a good time to take stock and think about the year ahead. Yeah. Any garden resolutions for you? I was talking about garden resolutions anything that you you really want to tackle in the coming year. I want to learn more. That's always my goal. I want to learn more noble. Yeah. Yeah. Like, specifically, the the the comings and goings of. Other aquatic nature and on your inter where you're talking about water. Yeah. I pay attention to win the birds come and go, I pay attention to our snakes coming and going, but I would feel sort of mysterious about that the birds I kind of have a handle on the plants had a handle on. But I don't have a handle on the frogs. I don't have a handle on the snakes and insects in terms of their patterns specifically where we're all my leopard socks this year. And I feel like it's a frog thing. I wanna learn I wanna learn seasons and numbers, and what am I doing to best steward the land. You are the other creatures that live there. Learn more about that. And that should be up there with my list is well under the wishes that would be that everybody including myself. Learn more about and embrace more fully is gardening for wildlife. You don't Richard Louvre? Who's really well known author who wrote a book called glass child in the woods, which is about you called. Nature deficit disorder.

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06:32 min | 2 years ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Because the show five one two eight three six zero five ninety is the telephone number. So go ahead and give me a shout. The last week. I was out in lost Maples state natural area. The color was gorgeous here as you might suspect being a little cooler and just one of my favorite things to do urine. You're out every fall go out there and spend some time with friends. Enjoy the fall color and the beautiful hills out there in the far western reaches the hill country is that area the hill country where the hills really begin to feel like mountain says really a super cool place. Talk more about that and all the cool plants grow out there, including the famous big tooth maple. But whatever you have on your mind. That's the thing. We wanna do. Go ahead and give me a shout. Five one two eight three six zero five ninety is the telephone number. We have our regular caller Leslie upping house from the lady bird Johnson Wildflower center. Standby and good morning to you. I'll say how you doing. There you go. Hey, good morning Morton beautiful morning. It is well, and I'm feeling refreshed shift lost Maples. I I'm sure. Good at the welfare center right now. Lots of color and grasses. Yeah. It's beautiful on the grass has actually right now. We've got a little hit from that coal that. Yeah, we got some temperatures. So some stuff that with the warm temperatures before that were coming up too early. They gotta change seabed of a of a reminder detect. But yeah, everything is like an really pretty the grasses are just so pretty right now, the grasses and the trees getting getting that cold snap to also getting the trees, but we are busy busy, busy transplanting all plants. Good thing to do right now. It is the thing to do and people it's like sometimes for me. I like doing it. But it is a it's almost a cruel reminder of as how physically arduous gardening can. Yes, down stop because this is the peak time, you know, the temperature is great the ground is a little bit wet, and you can really see start to see where plants are too close together. And so anyway at the center, we are just dividing and moving things around like mad. Yeah. Oh. This is a good time of year for that. Now into the wintertime, really good time. And you mentioned the fact of this condition is so right now it really is ideal for planning because the soil is not caked dry. Just a little bit of Tilson there. You got the moisture in the promise a more moisture to come in. You know, one thing I've noticed over the years is that when I plant things in advance of a good rain. It's like guaranteed success. Really is. And so so it really is. I mean, all the stars are aligned with all that early reign things. Like, you're standing Cyprus, and even your bluebonnets that have already come up in Germany did if you have patches that are too sick. Now's the time. You can move those things around don't be afraid to move some of those little annuals around 'cause they did germinate pretty heavy and pretty early. And so, you know, I just moved hundreds of standing cypress about four feet to the left. Sure. I know a little bit nutty. But you know, like, thanks just so. That's the place. Yeah. And you're not going to be able to do it later, you know in the spring. I don't recommend monkeying around with your annuals too much. But that really honestly, the soil is just right. And then even on some of the bigger steps like your like many as or your, you know, your mealy blue sage those, you know, some of those plants where they'll get a little bit too big into groupings. You can divide them up and moving around, and they'll take it just fine. I still cut things pretty much the ground if they're an adult plant when I move at. And I always try to remind people that when you're transplanting you wanna push all that growth energy into their route. Moore leaves rather than flowers and not trying to see the growth that's already there. So that's the only little tips. That's a great tip, actually. Yeah. Yeah. Take some pressure off the roots and let them go. Yeah. Just let them do their thing. And then I won't hurt too bad on it. But I've had a couple of different guests because of the cold asking about mulch, and yeah, multi great, but in central Texas, you want to be careful with all this moisture that you're not mulching your Woody trees and Trump's too much in the winter because it is really moist. And we are seeing you know, some some of the tougher dryer things I'm worried a little bit about rod. And so I don't want. I'm not really doing a heavy mulch around that stuff right now. On the mulching. I'd like to wait until I do a big spring clean up. You know, for the things I've let go to cedar stay up and then at that time, and then some people say, oh, no you have to the soil warms up. Know, I think that's true in a vegetable garden, but I think that in ornamental garden. It's not necessarily important. You know? Yeah. I don't think it is. And and and I think people err on the side of too much malls. And too close to the base of the trees and kind of or. Yeah. Against area. Yeah. Right. And and the little step to you want. You know, we want those seeds to germinate don't bury. They don't see any life that that would be hard. Yeah. Okay. Well, as always appreciate your call. You can get a good start. And I hope that lots of folks follow you in line this. Yeah. And I won't be around next week. Okay. Thanksgiving everybody. I'm heading north good for you know. Okay. Joy that. Yeah. Okay. Take care. Okay. Thank you. Leslie. All right..

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03:09 min | 2 years ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Two eight three six zero five ninety is our telephone number beautiful morning. Look forward to talking to you. We have Leslie having house calling in right now from the Wildflower center and good morning, Leslie, beautiful morning. Lane. Happy cold morning. Isn't it glorious? So earlier saying I was seeing fall color a month ahead of schedule my guard. Senator. He's seeing something similar. Yeah. It's really great. I was worried that all that rain was going to kind of permanently rack some of the fall color and knock some of this stuff down early. Yeah. Particularly that pray Goldenrod. But honestly, everything's bouncing back for the grasses are in full bloom. A lot of people don't think of grasses color interest. But really Jess gorge. Laser? And then my favorite. I know I go on and on about it. But the plateau gold mine, it's just depending this year and providing such great nectar, so fall nectar plants are in full bloom right now, really now's the time to get out there and butterflies 'cause we have tremendous amount of butterflies getting through the butterfly superhighway. Superhighway? I don't know if anybody's looked out in their yard and seeing a funny large amount of small butterflies, if you take a close look at them, and they have long noses those of the snout. Yeah. And there's a whole bunch of Americans now migrating three right now. It's really cool. Thousands of them. Yeah. It's fun to witness the migration just a moment ago. I had a call about pollinator plans for winter any thoughts on that question because you know, I had a few recommendations. But I thought you know, most of those were kinda jump starting in spring. Right. Listen to that. And you you have the right thing. I mean the trees at that point. But the other thing too is is you know in winter when when those. You know, most of the insects the pollinating insects are treaty dormant in deep winter. You've got me around. Sure. And so for nectar, they're going to be able to get, you know, nectar off of even the tiniest things even grasp flowers a lot of people don't think. Yeah. Yeah. They're getting him off for the grass flowers, but fall. Yes, you have tons and tons and tons, but once that winter goes in then. Yeah, you're down to your trees. But really it's kind of a non-issue because everybody's kind of hunker down that need that. I don't know how to be people. I'm not as good on the beach. And I think you're right grasses and trees would be about your your only choice as but that really people can concentrate on nectar fall. And in Texas fall goes quite early into winter, you know, sending on the it really does now and are funny little plants like mountain Mallow and things like that. And you know, my one of my favorite plants that people think it's a little bit weedy. But it's like. Prey bang. That thing bloom in the winter. So that's like a little plant that just blooms in Blenheim.

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10:05 min | 2 years ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Hey, I've got a bunch of polish jokes on my property and periodically by lose one. When I'm taking it down. I noticed that lottery has accumulated inside the chunk causing rot. Yeah. In most of the time when I see that. I noticed is that there's been a broken limb from the path exactly I guess water into the rain and all that kind of stuff. Should I be shabby patching up any broken limbs that I see? So that doesn't happen better than patching up. A broken limb. Remove it. It's important to keep. Good architecture on the trees so to speak. And what I would recommend doing. If you have a limits. Broken like half off have a branch that got twisted in the wind or something like that. And you have a pen for Ross stump on the tree up there. It's best to bring that back to the trunk itself. And prune it there. This probably will require the help of an Arborist or somebody to get up there. But the basic rule is you don't cut it flush with the trunk. When you see a branch intercept with the trunk or with another Branch What you'll see is what we call a branch collar Zeh kind of a wrinkled area where the two. Bark systems of the trunk in the branch are intersecting and you make your just outside of that. That's the ideal thing to do. And you know, in terms of patching in a lot of people as a question, should I put cement or some of their kind of thing in there for the most part? Our answer has been no because what happens is water will soak it in the rot will still occur and the patch that you put in there actually asked to keep the the the water inside their staying moisture for a long period of time instead of drying up periodically. And it actually speeds it can speed the rot on a tree. Yeah. That's what is sort of worried about an old wound. That's been open for some period of time. You know sparked by lightning are Wednesday. I'm just sorta it is what it is. Well, unfortunately, I think that's the case. And. What you need to be aware of in those kinds of situations is what danger does a limb coming down present. If it's over your house, then you need to deal with that. In fact, my my folks are still alive they're both ninety years old. My dad asked me questions about the garden all the time that he has a giant air in the Houston area. They have a giant water oak that hangs over their house and a limb had come I hadn't noticed this before. But my dad pointed out to me, recently a limited come out. There is a big open space in their water was collecting. Those right over the house. I said, you know. You live in hurricane alley over here. One. Big storm giant tree could come down the top of that trickling down on the house. He took it down last week. So that kinda. All right. Well, thank you information. Okay. All right. Thanks so much for calling in and helping out with a show us keep rolling right now. I have looks like Daniel calling in from south Austin, good morning. Daniel. I with us Daniel. Yeah. Go ahead. Yeah. Go ahead and ask you your question. Good morning. Yeah. Good morning. I have a aren't team my backyard? And it's not just noticed that is as. Earned it. Usually they grow into. But they seem they just came out. That marvel. Well, citrus will will hell I mean, you you say you've noticed how big are they now? Now there. Okay. So it's. A little unusual for them to reproduce it later in the season. But not unheard of. And it's doubtful that they'll grow to size. But but you never know. And so I would I would encourage the plant, you know, right now, you don't need to water, obviously occasional fertilizing of citrus love to be fed. I like to use hasta grow fertilizer mixed with a little liquid seaweed. They really respond to that. And that and that's what I recommend for you. To cut off Lenin. Wants the best do that. Well, you know, if you're going to prune citrus in two times of year, if you have no fruit on it, you can print it back this time of year, printed, generally. But I would Jen I would wait until springtime when we're past the danger of frost. Okay. Appreciated? Don't thanks so much for calling in and looks like we have Leslie calling in from the Wildflower center. Leslie I last week. I said, I hope you were wearing galoshes this time. I think you need a scuba suit. Hard to call him. So late. I can close out your show today. Wet wet wet. Yeah. Right, monster grows, and everything. Looking crazy where actually mowing the lawn and things that we typically wouldn't be doing quite so often that it's happening. I did want to let you know of a special events tomorrow. Cool. It is Austin museum day. And we will be open free to the public tomorrow in celebrating the Boston museum day. And it's a really great time for people to take their families all around to all the different museums in Austin. It's a pretty stupendous list of what you can get into preach. Mar people should check out all the different places around town. Yeah, we're more and more Austin's becoming a town blessed with great museums. Yeah. And yeah. So you wouldn't think of ours as one so? But technically we are on that list. Come on down and the weather should be better tomorrow. Yeah. That's what I'm hearing. And just checking the radar this moment ago, and it looks like all the major storms are east of Austin at the moment. Really good news because we need a little breather here. Yeah. We do. I mean that couple of days breathing kinda went down. And that was great. And it is just crazy though to look at the growth that happened. Yeah. In one week. I mean, it really does kind of look like land of the lost around here. Awesome. Yeah. Bind garden is. I can't tell you how happy right now. Yeah. Oh, yeah. So happy and no, yeah. Everything's and we I don't know if you realize you've been outside lately that a little bit of a cold front pushed down. Quite cool. It's it's said go on. I don't believe. Interesting. That more. Yeah. I was really disoriented with the temperature. Yeah. I don't know how long that's gonna laugh, but it is kinda fun owner. Yeah. That's good. All right. All right. Well, museum day tomorrow. And the the the gardens are beautiful anytime veer even on a grey misty day. Yeah. Beautiful. I always say for me personally at the center. Fall is my favorite time. A lot of people just think of wildflowers right to literally and in the spring, but for me, it's those big fall colors and the blooming grasses and the trees turning color. It's just spectacular. Tell we're starting to see those colors come out here. I've got my favorite one is the prairie Golina's is just blew me now, and that's my real start performance like floating pink, you know, flowers in the air and just gorgeous and the Maximilian sunflower and the and the plateau goalmouth, I asked about to blame and that's going to be really spectacular. Yeah. Waitress finished. You there wondering if the have finished blooming or are they just finished? Yeah. It's interesting. They've finished blooming in the color garden, but in this Anna, meta, they're blooming. So they're they're kind of on their out. Yeah. Right. Yeah. They're so finicky and fussy about I don't know. I can't. Japan. I can't really tell but certain areas are going like crazy other areas, which I would like to keep blooming are finishing up. But there's always just a new wave of color coming in. Yeah. And then we're getting ready. We have a couple of big events coming up Saturday. I'll talk about it that Portland grand opening next weekend. The really cool program that we're building all week for. Okay. I'll talk about it next week. But we're getting ready for for Atlanta, which is a big design competition for building the most fantastic forts. And so really everyone's building in the rain and getting like oh down to the wire. And so that's getting really fun. She. Okay. So. Yeah. A lot going on. All right. Let's thing. Well, thank you so much for calling in. Yeah. Have a good week. Okay. You too and that is a big house with lady bird Johnson Wildflower center. Our telephone number five one two eight three six zero five ninety. We'll be right back after the news..

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09:05 min | 2 years ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"And help us get the program off to a. Good start this. Morning Leslie upping house calling in from the lady, bird, Johnson Wildflower center happy. Almost autumn Leslie Too. Grew, up in. The northeast and so when September comes that was serious, business you, know Down here it's just kind of a whisper a. Whisper, hope. Hope for change I feel. It it's definitely moist like a cool moisture this, morning okay Take your word for. It You're not saving, feels different the lights different The, birds are. Different the plans are perkier yeah. It's. Happening the actress. Is blaming my favorite. Absolutely, I'm. Calling. It I think it's fall. Okay good good And Are saying we have a chance for an El Nino a better than even chance for an El Nino to go into effect sometime this autumn which typically means moisture for. Us. Yeah, yeah that's the thing we're really. Meetings I mean l. the twenty percent chance of rain Sounds nice it's eight They're even teasing us now. A, ten. Percent, chance oh. Okay wow, we go. But yeah, it's nice I mean there's a little bit of a temperature break and things are looking a little bit perkier with their water and Canelo bit fresher prostate is starting to start up and and showing some bloom. Heads have bloomed yet but if anybody doesn't know the were plant frost weed and has, shade in their garden it is a. Fall mess for. Me that's, my favorite all really. I love frost tweet I think it's. A, really cool, plan well it's great. Great? For, the pollinators right yeah it really is and, birds to, they like you. Know it's a big, it's a big plant and I think people sometimes. Don't think of that mine at home is. Is taller than me the. Big ones So it's just a big leafy plant that has non showy, white bloom yeah it's just a great. Foliage for those. Shady areas, and then great pollinator. Plant both larva and actor and yeah. It's, just kind, of I don't know. It's? A, real Wildwood one plant that's just kind of, like it, and then it. Does a spectacular thing, when we get really cold and does the fast. Now we can talk more about what it. Actually is gold Plateau golden is I really. Shooting, up. Everywhere that's another sort of endemic kill country native that that big yellow. Sort, of sunflower looking plant but boy oh boy it's it's a good year this year so it's not believing blaming, a little bit in, certain areas but. It's just started getting ready yeah it's getting ready and getting tall. Again I think that's the other thing I noticed when it gets a little bit cooler. I think they're starting to sprout after get bigger yeah nice You mentioned, at the. Top of the show. That, fall is a great time for planting the. Seed is what what's your what's your favorite time to distribute, seat I I'd like to make. Mixes and, do it, all at once I don't you know. But some species me might go a little earlier a little, later but what's your favorite or? Questions, of a win to get this done. Right it is a mysterious mysterious thing because when plants are blooming out and they're. Sitting there in nature they are those seats are. Falling, now So it's confusing to people as to why you would hold those he's back and plan even later in the. Fall so there's a couple of, things to think about when you're early? Perennials, are seating out and dropping their seats they can and that's. Fine and, if somebody, doesn't want to deal with it that's great however the risk of, having it fall and mid summer and late summer is if we do? Get. Those late rain germinate and then it dries out again not watering then you've lost that batch that, rates also. Predation to let me know Like the seed so absolutely your birds. Are gonna eat on your mice are gonna eat them and then the other one is any heavy seed like a blue bonnet seed one, of the real reasons why you collect some of those rather than letting them go. Right. In the spring is if we get those heavy rains which are typical for summer that's headier sees will wash away like a little pebble and so and so what I like to do is I like, to spread half of the seed when it. Normally falls yeah and then I hold some back and I hang. Onto it and then when you when it's just. Cool enough to where in case those seeds germinate they're not gonna fry in the late August son I hold. Them back, and typically feed. Out probably even as late as that bar okay, so that. Way, you can get a little bit of some fall moisture and if they and and then those big Perennials you want them to germinate and get those, routes going, to that throughout the winter all of their energy is going to produce Good roots Rather than foliage. And. Flower. Great great so right now on the beds where we had the bluebonnets just half-and-half many of those have already sprouted germinated and have small plants and that's, normal on you'll see. That, Gladys. Yeah yeah the little words that's starting to, come up but I do like to do it in, the fall and I don't like to do it super early because it's still just, too hot You like to do when I do seating prod- projects you typically I live near mo- pack up then there's some patches of roadside, that I've kind of. Adopted, over. The years and planned on what I typically, do is wait until October and look at the weather, radar and there's they're really good storm coming tried to get it out with weather Yeah it gets washed. Down to the soil and you know it's anyway but I usually wait a. Little bit, longer but sometimes I've done successfully in September so yeah yeah. And, it can't be done. I it depends on it you know you can let nature water. It in or you can water it in but once it starts to germinate then you really gotta water you got to keep an. Eye on it and let it get some water you know I now farmers germinate during rainstorms for a reason seeds germinate yeah that's getting nursery person seeds germinate much much, better with rain water than any other water so everything else about the mother Yeah Leslie thank you so much for calling. In we have a bunch of other callers coming, in so I want to get to, them but thanks as. Always Your your tips in participation yeah have a good week okay you too and let's see upping. House again from the lady bird Johnson. Wildflower center you can learn more about all, the activities in the cool things? That, they do at Wildflower dot org we're. Gonna take a couple questions here a Mark is, our next caller calling in where are. You calling from Mark Well that's good that's reassuring I'm over here lavender loop I I. Got a question for ya planning Keppel. Apple trees and I kinda got excited with. The first one I bought it They. Bought. It it's got, like three tall spindly branches growing straight up and. Dragging the ground And. The other one's perfect it's balanced. It had apples but. That. One long 'cause. I got excited I didn't, really pay much attention here's the granny Smith okay Everyone. For, our area that's good well I live I live up north closer closer to Wichita falls okay granny Smith. Is. Going, to produce an do, well they're ok well my problem is I've. Never. Prone to apple tree and, I wanted to. Try to get this one balance okay, well don't do it now but you wanna do is wait. Until winter okay towards the. End of January beginning of February and then for the really low branches you can prune, those off. For the upper, branches you described you. Have some primary leads. What I would do is prune. Those back a little. Bit Not just a little bit go back, like two or three leaf nodes. And cut right above Elif node okay and that will help, force out, the, side, growth, okay, great great. That's what I need know you said. Around January late January late. January man thanks God, bless okay thank you so much for calling in and we'll take a quick..

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05:30 min | 2 years ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"In oak family if you are in oak wilt area Well I asked and folks are beginning to come through with phone calls. We'll go ahead, and then with those looks like Sydney is our caller calling. In from Pflueger Ville good morning Sydney Yeah Tom I just had a question for you, you're having a listening to your conversations or comments about water usage. Annandale and I'm I'm just curious I don't ever see anything it seems like with our raising sea. Levels and are Continued shortage or going shortage of our freshwater Dale what's being, done or do. You know about the putting. Together something to be able to use that salt water Dis desalination My base we call diesel is right now Texas is definitely looking in that direction and you're already. Some projects for diesel nation of brackish groundwater they're taking place around the states in Tony has a. Major. Project moving forward on that right now okay The seawater is probably in our. Future The here's the quick. And dirty, on descend, is extremely expensive so it you know Is not really economically viable right now on a large scale, of from seawater but at some point it will have. To be, right now That's right at some point people are going to have to pay that price the trick would diesel is taking the water out appropriately and then how do you deal. With the waste as you have this highly saline toxic waste From plant, so the key. For us is, that the intake has to take place out in. The ocean noninvasive estuaries of depend on fresh water the temptation will be to nab the that fresher water because it'll be cheaper to change desalle but You take the first water. Out of the bays and estuaries you destroy them so we're advocating for and what is happening. In And very advanced ways around the world. In California and Japan and other places is, putting the intakes way out on seafloor and these intakes are created in touch way. They don't suck in the organisms around them and And then the the The waste goes out far into the ocean as well where the that salinity is would just. Quickly can be diluted and so if people if, they do that. Properly then it's, fine, but you know again the cost, is can. Be. Extraordinary, really short okay well I'd heard of the cost issue and I get I get the cost would come down the. More you used, it I guess with I know, the answer to that but You know it will look more attractive in the future ROY in the water we have a surface. And groundwater we, have is is all been sucked, up Okay well curious great that's great. Information okay, I, appreciate that. Okay well thank you for. Calling in, and we have our friend Leslie upping house, calling in right now from the Wildflower center good morning Leslie good morning, sorry to call in lane Watering Well you, know you get it done early, right. Exactly get it done. Early, yeah. Yeah so we only have about three minutes before news, break but what's going on, then what are the activities that you're working? On? Right. Yeah so I really, well I'll use that time to. Promote 'cause we're doing ladybird day is next. Saturday. Wonderful and so in celebration of, that I just wanted to let all your listeners now that will be free and open to the public Folks that haven't come down it is gonna, be just spectacular it shouldn't, be quite as hot as this week and? We? Have. Tons of activities and, tons of ladybird Johnson everything where. Even the cafe is pulling out her old. Recipes. Really great come on out and, especially people who've never been out there before it's a really good time to tree bring your kids Next weekend yeah. Next Saturday okay Okay I use that time to promote that me and just hustling around watering. And Yeah well you know that's what this time of year you know it's just like The, water then we'd Lead. Cut. Water, we, cut yeah oh well that's. My. Life right now okay and drink? A. Lot, of water. Yes yeah. Good point. Good point all right, we'll take, care of but yeah get people to, come out, next week Okay all right okay okay. Thanks, Leslie. Again it'll be next weekend? Lady, bird. Johnson Wildflower center? Lady bird. Day how. Procreate. Nam, wonderful, what a special lady she. Was. What a blessing to this community? Was. Okay, my friend. Carol is. Calling in. From Bertram hey Carol, how are, you this morning.

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"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

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02:17 min | 2 years ago

"wildflower center" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Ninety am and ninety nine point seven fm say what's several things have happened the last few minutes it's just been it's been a complete train wreck for the most part mostly the responsibility of the hosts of the show but you know when you go in i like to call it mop when you go on your gps it's called right i like to say mop pick but here's what's happened to the last few minutes and i it just hit me so what who's lived here a long long time no one ever says loop one okay but apparently missed your crash loop one i did because i sort of loop one no one knows with that rain wacky because there's a crash and sick man i hit it says crash on texas loop one northbound so i'm hala jazz i did i did and i bet people are going what is crash talking about it hits open where am i gonna crash crash and i finally i finally found another caller says you guys know and of course then we proceeded stabber n i have no idea we're talking about man what sixteen twenty six never heard of it it's like loop one and mop acc sixteen twenty six at the end of brody lane and man shack yeah then you go south on that road i've been what's on that road i don't know how the hays county estates you go to buy the wander ch mental loop wanted you know you're a loop one yeah ask ask any of the one hundred thousand people right now if they know there are loop one and none of them will know what you're talking about well the son of a gun who's got me on here scratch off nights that software off every ninety five it says again what did i ninety five software that everyone else has would say mope mop says crashed in texas software no man he said it again i know i'm reading what it says loop one today here's one well this is this is now i'm waiting for you to call capital of texas highway down by the late lady bird johnson wildflower center there's please busy time at deer park makers run busy time what near the escarpment village by dick nichols district park your to dick nichols district.

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