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Wildflower Hour

Wildflower hour 8 am Saturday with Tom Spencer on News Radio 590AM

Things get a little wild on Saturday mornings at KLBJ News Radio 590. That’s when Wildflower Hour is on the air featuring expert gardening advice with an emphasis on native plants. The format includes Mr. Smarty Plants, the season’s best native plants and occasional experts from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. It’s always informative and entertaining--every Saturday morning at 8:00 o'clock on Newsradio 590. Listen to past shows on www.590klbj.com.

Wildflower Hour Schedule

August 29 Guerrero, Elias
Puffballs (Marshallia caespitosa)
September 5 Guerrero, Elias
Pyramid bush/Teabush (Melochia tomentosa)
September 12 Guerrero, Elias
Blazing star (Liatris elegans)
September 19 Guerrero, Elias
Roemer's mimosa (Mimosa roemeriana)
September 26 Guerrero, Elias
Brownfoot (Acourtia wrightii)

Wildflower Hour Archive

August 29 Guerrero, Elias
Puffballs (Marshallia caespitosa)
August 22 Guerrero, Elias
Tall blazing star (Liatris aspera)
August 15 Guerrero, Elias
Clustered bushmint (Hyptis alata)
August 8 Guerrero, Elias
Sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)
August 1 Guerrero, Elias
Yellow sneezeweed (Helenium amarum)
July 25 Guerrero, Elias
Leavenworths' eryngo (Eryngium leavenworthii)
July 18 Guerrero, Elias
Big Bend anisacanthus (Anisacanthus linearis)
July 11 Guerrero, Elias
Red Indian blanket (Gaillardia amblyodon)
July 4 Guerrero, Elias
Shrubby yellowcrest (Heimia salicifolia)
June 27 Guerrero, Elias
Chisos Mountain false Indianmallow (Allowissadula holosericea)
June 20 Guerrero, Elias
Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
June 13 Guerrero, Elias
Heart-leaf skullcap (Scutellaria ovata ssp. bracteata)
June 6 Guerrero, Elias
Mexican elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)
May 30 Guerrero, Elias
Mealy blue sage (Salvia farinacea)
May 23 Guerrero, Elias
Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
May 16 Guerrero, Elias
Lance-leaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
May 9 Guerrero, Elias
Yerba mansa (Anemopsis californica)
May 2 Guerrero, Elias
Cat-tail gayfeather (Liatris pycnostachya)
April 25 Guerrero, Elias
Resinbush (Viguiera stenoloba)
April 18 Guerrero, Elias
Montell bractspike (Yeatesia platystegia)
April 11 Clippard, Lee
Three hard-to-find natives at this weekend's Plant Sale.
April 4 Guerrero, Elias
Prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa)
March 28 Guerrero, Elias
Mountain pink (Centaurium beyrichii)
March 21 Guerrero, Elias
Cutleaf globeberry (Ibervillea tenuisecta)
March 14 Guerrero, Elias
Texas bluebell (Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum)
March 7 Guerrero, Elias
Woolly bee brush (Aloysia macrostachya)
February 28 Guerrero, Elias
Mexican olive (Cordia boissieri)
February 21 Guerrero, Elias
Limmoncillo (Hedeoma drummondii)
February 14 Guerrero, Elias
Clustered bushmint (Hyptis alata)
February 7 Guerrero, Elias
American germander (Teucrium canadense)
January 31 Guerrero, Elias
Joe Pye weed (Eupatoriadelphus maculatus)
January 24 Guerrero, Elias
Rusty blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum)
January 17 Guerrero, Elias
Littleleaf mock orange (Philadelphus microphyllus)
January 10 Guerrero, Elias
Tickle tongue (Zanthoxylum hirsutum)
January 3 Guerrero, Elias
Leatherstem (Jatropha dioica)
December 27 Guerrero, Elias
San Angelo yucca (Yucca reverchonii)
December 20 Guerrero, Elias
Green hawthorn (Crataegus viridis)
December 13 Guerrero, Elias
Blue wild indigo (Baptisia australis)
December 6 Guerrero, Elias
Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens)
November 29 Guerrero, Elias
Branched dicliptera (Dicliptera brachiata)
November 22 Guerrero, Elias
Prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)
November 15 Guerrero, Elias
Cardinal catchfly (Silene laciniata)
November 8 Guerrero, Elias
snakeherb (Dyschoriste linearis)
November 1 Guerrero, Elias
Small coastal germander (Teucrium cubense var. cubense)
October 25 Guerrero, Elias
Texas sage (Salvia texana)
October 18 Guerrero, Elias
Parsley leaf hawthorn (Crataegus marshallii)
October 11 Guerrero, Elias
White buckeye (Aesculus glabra var. arguta)
October 4 Guerrero, Elias
Yellow pricklypoppy (Argemone mexicana)
September 27 Guerrero, Elias
Heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)
September 20 Guerrero, Elias
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
September 13 Guerrero, Elias
Mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus)
September 6 Guerrero, Elias
Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
August 30 Guerrero, Elias
Carolina wolfberry (Lycium carolinium)
August 23 Guerrero, Elias
Mountain torchwood (Amyris madrensis)
August 16 Guerrero, Elias
Foothill beargrass ( Nolina erumpens)
August 9 Guerrero, Elias
Escarpment black cherry (Prunus serotina)
August 2 Guerrero, Elias
River primrose (Oenothera jamesii)
July 26 Guerrero, Elias
Cardinal beardtongue (Penstemon cardinalis)
July 19 Guerrero, Elias
Berlandier’s nettlespurge (Jatropha cathartica)
July 12 Guerrero, Elias
Marsh obedient plant (Physostegia intermedia)
 

About the Host

Tom Spencer, the host of Wildflower Hour on News Radio 590AM

Tom Spencer, the host of Wildflower Hour, is one of Austin’s celebrated media personalities and an inspired gardener. Spencer, who also hosts Central Texas Gardener on KLRU, is an award-winning documentary producer who excels in introducing new gardening topics.



 

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