Blooming avocado tree

May 9, 2018
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Trees are Blooming!

It’s springtime in the avocado groves!   The trees started blooming weeks ago, but by now the hills are a mass of yellow blossoms!  You can hear the bees buzzing in the grove as they pollinate each tiny blossom.  The … Continue reading

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

May 12, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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A Walk in the Avocado Grove: Leaves, Baby Avocados, and Harvesting Begins

Flowers are the prettiest,  but  I chose to focus my camera’s lens  on a perfect leaf  … because the leaves are the constant source of energy, protection, and  general health of an avocado tree.   If the tree doesn’t have enough water … Continue reading

April 30, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Baby Avocados Appearing…and My Healthy A-B-C Snack!

Tiny baby avocados are visible in the grove!  As I took my walk this morning, I could see them:  pebble-sized avocados appearing where the blossoms used to be.  Some trees have pea-sized fruit…and some are even the size of olives!  … Continue reading

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