Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Awhile back I had a Home Depot gift card from a return and I wanted to use it up.  As I wandered around the garden center looking for a little hope of spring I stumbled upon this Fiddle Leaf Fig. While I have no hint of a green thumb whatsoever, I still love having plants around. Both my mom and my grandma always had trees and plants inside and out, so they just feel like home to me!

I really like the large dark green leaves on this tree (the leaves are pruned so it is in a tree shape), they just add a nice pop of green and a sculptural feeling in the room.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

It fit perfectly in the basket we used for our woodland Christmas tree so that works for now. I was thinking of using a cool old pot for it, but don’t have one of those handy. I set a disposable roast pan under the plant inside to catch any drips from watering.  I just water it once a week and it seems fine with that. I’ve only had the tree for maybe two months, but so far it is still alive! YAY! That is good news, right?

It does have a few brownish spots on the edges of some leaves. Not really sure what those mean, but I guess I should find out in case it is something I can fix! Maybe it needs a little more water? Less? I don’t know!

Fiddle Leaf Fig

I’m not sure how happy the Fiddle Leaf Fig will be here next to the fireplace long term, but since spring is here and the fireplace won’t be on quite as much as during the winter, I’m going to give it a try and see what happens! It may end up next to the window in our front room. But I really like how it fills up my otherwise bare corner in the family room.

Here are some other house plants I’ve added recently: the coffee table plants and the teacup gardens!

Do you know anything about Fiddle Leaf Figs and how to care for them?
Feel free to share any tips or tricks in the comments, I’d love to hear your experience!

Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

I‘ve been puttering again! It’s like creative therapy, it relaxes me. I like to mix things up around the house, rearranging the accessories, pairing old and new and texture and gloss for a tablescape. I got a new coffee table a few weeks ago (from World Market) and I love the rustic touch it brings to my family room. It’s nice to have furniture we can put our feet on, dress up with accessories and spill on without worry! And of course I love having a new surface to decorate for the season. A touch of spring green always makes me happy!

Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

It might still be really gloomy outside most of the time {sad face} but bringing in live plants makes everything come to life and reminds me that the days are in fact getting longer and the warm sun WILL return!

Soon I’ll be outside puttering around with my garden and enjoying spring once again!
Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}

I had to smile when I saw this tablescape in my kitchen the other day.

I kind of love the perfect spring touch of froggie green, don’t you?

So what’s on your coffee table? It’s ok if you have stuffed frogs or Lego buildings.
They add a little quirky touch, right?

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Puttering {Spring Coffee Table}
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