Avocado Tree / by Lindsey Glover

I rescued an avocado tree from our compost pile where I found it growing from a discarded pit. At the time it was no more than 6” tall. Over the past couple years, this little tree has grown to a height of about 30”, biding its time during the colder months in a pot by the window. 

It has large, oblong leaves that are very expressive. When it’s happily enjoying the warmth and sunlight, it fans out its leaves. When it’s cold or needs water, it quickly deflates. 

In this brief moment of winter sunlight, the avocado tree stands resilient, looking forward to sunnier days ahead when it can head back outside and stretch out.