It’s early September and just as I had hoped, the two avocado trees have thrived. The taller tree is somewhere between 3′ and 4′ tall and is beginning to trade its green stem for a barkier one — I can’t think of any other way to describe it. It’s been growing quickly, so I have been pinching off new growth every couple of weeks. Again, my goal is to keep these guys on the small side knowing that they will have to come inside for the winter. The smaller tree is about a foot shorter, but seems to be putting out new growth just as fast as its sibling.