November 6, 2020

Caring for My Almond Trees

There's always so much to do around my 153-acre farm to keep it in good working order.

Over the last few weeks, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew have been very busy with fall chores - storing outdoor furniture and tropical plants, replacing summer screens with storm windows and doors, planting spring-blooming bulbs, and so much more. Our list of tasks also included pruning my two large almond trees located on one side of the greenhouse. Almond trees, Prunus dulcis, produce drupes. These drupes grow from fertilized flowers and mature in autumn. In previous years, we've harvested hundreds and hundreds of almonds. This season, the trees needed a good trimming to keep them healthy and maintain their appealing shape.

Enjoy these photos.