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

March 22, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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California Avocados Direct 2014 Season Opener

Spring has arrived here in Southern California, and that means it’s time to begin picking the avocados!   The biggest avocados will be selected and harvested now to make room for the new babies to begin growing.   The trees … Continue reading

February 20, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Flowers in February: Some Will Be Fruit!

  Does this look like winter to you?  Sunny blue skies and warm daytime temperatures are not exactly what we hope for during the winter months.   Visitors from the cold, snowy states love our February beach weather, but we’re … Continue reading

May 16, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Vermont Spring Part 2: Jack in the Pulpit to Lilacs

For years after I moved from Vermont to California I didn’t feel like I deserved springtime.   In the northeast,  springtime is the reward for having survived yet another cold, icy winter.  Months of difficult driving,  canceled events and compulsory boots, … Continue reading

April 1, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Adventures of the Avocado Sisters Part 3: Picking Wildflowers on the Ranch

You may remember the Avocado Sisters’ latest adventure in the avocado grove…an exciting egg hunt with Bug and Squirrel.     We promised the girls that they could pick wildflowers, so they were eager to find lots of flowers!   We … Continue reading

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