Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spruce them up

Many years ago, I met a lady who replenished plants in office buildings.  She would take the old ones out, and put new ones in.  She gave me a hint to help spruce up a living plant.

She would take mayonnaise......



 and wipe down the leaves with a very thin layer.



It would give them shine and luster.


An inexpensive way to spruce up your plants :-)

5 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow! What a great tip! Never would have thought of that!

Lavender Cottage said...

I was aware of this but it does leave the plants a little sticky. At home we did the same thing with milk and it too makes the leaves shiny.
I compile snippets like this in a book, they come from older people or sometimes farmers and are not always well known.

Jenny said...

I wonder if it would make my pets want to eat them?

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Really, what a fantastic tip! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

the cape on the corner said...

huh, what a neat tip! thanks!