Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Everyone vacuums their plants right?
Taking the Agave geminiflora outside for the season I realized just how much last year's garden debris (leaves and needles from nearby trees), that collected at the base, took away from the overall look of the plant. Hard to see above, so here's a close up. Getting all that gunk out wouldn't be easy. Hmmm…unless I vacuumed it! This required a "special attachment," buyer beware this is not standard equipment with most vacuums, luckily if you've got a little thin cardboard you can fabricate your own. You may have to stop every few seconds and clean out the gunk that builds up in the tip of the "attachment"...but a clean agave is worth it! Now I’m wondering what other plants might benefit from a little quality time with the vacuum. Does this make me obsessive?