California poppies

April 21, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Blooms and Wildflowers: Super Blooms!

I love this photo.  A brown, dead leaf that has fallen from the tree is wedged among the blossoms.   Some of the spent flowers have fallen on top of the dead leaf…as if resting in a cradle among the … Continue reading

avocado grove in October

October 3, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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October Avocados: When Are They Ripe?

If you have an avocado tree in your back yard,  you are probably wondering if it’s time to pick those beautiful avocados.  After all, they’re getting so big!   But wait:  avocados need to be mature enough to ripen after … 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

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

April 25, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Fried Egg Flowers: The Matilija Poppy!

The first time I saw a Matilija Poppy I could hardly believe my eyes!  Such a large flower, with petals so white that they could be a bridal dress for a Barbie doll!   Not only are they magnificent, but they … Continue reading

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