April 20, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Keeping It Clean

Every year these gorgeous little flowers bloom in the same spot.  All it takes is a little rain and they keep blooming until the weather gets hot and dry.  This year they started in January and lasted well into March. … Continue reading

avocado new growth

April 17, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime: Possibilities and Surprises

The bees are really happy that I sprinkled wildflower seeds over the dry earth in my yard last winter.  Nothing was growing after we stopped watering the grass that used to be there. Native wildflowers came up after the rains about a month … Continue reading

rain-collage-2

March 7, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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How Beautiful Was The Rain

Every farmer watches the weather.   It’s often the first thing they do in the morning and the last thing at night.  Check the forecast.  Step outside and see how it feels.  Compare this month’s weather to last year.  Hope … Continue reading

camellia

February 6, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Flowers in February

I have never been a fan of succulents.  To me, they always looked artificial and foreign.  Nothing like the spring flowers that grow in the woods of Vermont, or the field flowers that appear throughout the summer, creating a annual … Continue reading

August 2, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Rain in August? Avocados Love It!

I’ve been writing posts about the farm tour with California Farm Water Coalition this weekend.    Did you see the one about the peaches?  And the one about Hudson Fruit Stand?  After all this talk about the severe drought in … Continue reading

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