Since there's not much to be done in the outdoor garden at this time of year, I decided it was a good time to tend to the indoor garden.
A few of my houseplants were in need of a little TLC.
The brown leaf tips were detracting from the beauty of the pretty green leaves on my Peace Lily plant.
Nothing that couldn't be fixed with a little "haircut".
I basically followed the natural leaf line and trimmed off the brown part.
Next it was time for a "bath".
The leaves had gotten a bit dusty and I think I even heard them gasping for breath. "Help, we're suffocating."
Using a soft, damp rag, I carefully wiped off each and every leaf.
It is a bit time consuming, but worth it in the end.
On my plants with smaller leaves, I sometimes rinse them off in the shower or with the hose in warmer weather.
Some of the leaves had gotten long and scraggly looking.
So a bit of "judicious pruning" was in order.
This made for a nicer, more compact plant.
Not to mention I will no longer be catching those long leaves in the vacuum cleaner. ;-).
" Hooray, we can breathe again"