January 21, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Grove Tour in January: This is Winter?

Meet Leslie,  a long lost friend from Vermont who stopped by to see us with her husband last week as part of their road trip around the United States.  When we first reconnected through Facebook,  Leslie mentioned that someday she … Continue reading

February 10, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Rainy Day Walk in the Avocado Grove: Fantastic!

The song about it never raining in Southern California is simply not true.    During  winter months the possibility of rain is a major topic of conversation in our house,  because a rainy day is a treat.   If it’s raining, … Continue reading

January 28, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Wild Peony: The Flowers

I went out for another walk today and found a bonanza of wild peony in bloom!  This week I can show you the actual flowers! The petals are a dark red to scarlet color, with yellow pistils and green-to-yellow stamen.   … Continue reading

January 24, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Wild Peony…Who Knew?

My grandmother taught me about all the wildflowers in the woods and fields when I was a girl growing up in Vermont.   When I married and moved to an avocado ranch in California,  I didn’t have time to explore all … Continue reading

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