Thursday, March 31, 2011

Riot of Avocado Blooms

Looking down from the deck in Laguna shows what looks like a million avocado blooms on our big tree! If you could hear this picture it would be a definite buzzing sound from all the bees hard at work gathering pollen. Avocados are self pollinating, meaning they have both male and female parts required to make seeds on the same plant. The interesting thing is that the male flowers are open for business in the morning and then close up and the female parts open in the afternoon! Isn't nature amazing!

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