Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Even if you only have a balcony or patio, you can grow tasty winter vegetables and flowers to eat or for fragrance. Trisha Shirey shows how to do it, even in recycled containers. You can even paint plastic pots to match your outdoor décor!

Fabulous Fall Gardens

13th September 2013

Finally, cooler weather is here and it is time to plant for fall. The fall garden season is one of the most rewarding for us. Cooler temperatures, more frequent rainfall and fewer insect pests make it easier for gardeners to be successful. The variety of plants that we can grow makes the fall garden very worthwhile.


Lettuce in all its shapes, forms and colors is one of the stars of the fall garden. Sweet Buttercrunch lettuce is always a favorite of our guests. Merlot, Red Sails and…

Zinnias

6th August 2013

Just looking at a vase of brightly colored zinnias makes me smile. They are my Mother’s favorite flower and have always been a favorite of mine too. As a little girl, I remember planting zinnia seeds with my mom, next to our front steps. Many family photos taken with the Brownie camera included the robust and colorful zinnia blooms, although they were in black and white.
Zinnias love the heat of summer and grow to bloom size quickly. We make new plantings of zinnias every month,…