Twirled twiglet
Tuesday July 20th 2010, 10:34 pm
Filed under: Friends,My Garden

Update Monday evening: appendicitis ruled out. Tests ongoing in the hospital. Thank you all on Natalie’s behalf–I well know how important the prayers and the Thinking Good Thoughts are (which to me are the same in God’s eyes–the point of this life is to learn to care for one another the best we know how in whatever way we know.)

Meantime, in the silly-stuff department, as it’s been growing I’ve been doodling a bit with my double-stemmed avocado treelet, the one with the darker leaves.  Any good spinner knows the point of plying a yarn is to add strength and balance, and I wanted to keep those stems growing together rather than splitting apart.  They intrigue me. I’ve never had a plant come up twins before.

When I first started bending them gently around each other, they would untwist themselves and come back apart by the end of the day, but now, a little more height, a little more dancing to the Twist.

The larger-leaved sprout is a few weeks older but is still sitting in water and the color difference is actually more pronounced in real life–I’m assuming it’s because the young’uns are happily digging in the dirt.

Both pits came from the same bag of Hass fruit. The Hass itself, the most widely grown avocado in the world now, was from a sprouted seed allowed to grow into a tree that was nearly cut down because it wasn’t taking grafts from the Fuerte variety (good thing!) The children of the man who sprouted it got him to relent, Rudolph Hass’s tree was left standing, and the rest became history.

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Nifty info on the avocado. Thanks. WHen I’m planning something that involves avocado I always start by checking it. There’s nothing worse than getting the tastebuds already for quesadillas and guacamole only to find the avocado is off. Oh but when a sale priced avocado is perfect, what a smile!

Comment by LynnM 07.21.10 @ 1:16 am

The Hass is definitely my favorite avocado!

Here’s to a diagnosis soon for your neighbor (of sorts).

Comment by Channon 07.21.10 @ 5:58 am

Fun info about the avocado.
I’m sure Natalie appreciates having your daughter to turn to. Hope they get her diagnosed (and well) soon.

Comment by slimsdotter 07.21.10 @ 8:46 am

and a very tasty history it is!

good to hear about Natalie, we’ll continue to hope for a speedy recovery!

Comment by Bev 07.21.10 @ 9:08 am

My Heavens! Your talents never cease to amaze me! Teaching plants to dance!

Comment by Don Meyer 07.21.10 @ 9:16 am

My avocados are generally too green (can a green thing be too green?) or I peel them and they are BLACK! I hope all goes well with Natalie.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.21.10 @ 9:25 am

thank you for the avocado history. Your trees are lovely. I love me some avocado. g

Comment by gMarie 07.21.10 @ 9:30 am

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