Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Fiddle leaf fig

It's been freezing and snowy here in the Midwest.  School has been cancelled five times so far which has to be a record.  Instead of being cooped up in the house for months on end we try to participate with old man winter by snowshoeing, ice skating and just getting outside.  Sadly none of that is happening lately. 

One way I am keeping my sanity is by bringing plants and flowers inside.  Greenery in the house makes me happy.  So after admiring the ever so popular and trendy Fiddle Leaf Fig in design magazines and blogs, I finally got one of my very own.  I've heard about people finding small ones at Ikea for cheap but never saw one there until this past Saturday. 

We headed out early hoping to find one of the elusive fiddle leafs.  I was happy when I found about six of them to choose from. 

This is Mr. Fig.  He's just a baby but I think it's the perfect size for this spot in our living room.  For twelve dollars it won't be a huge loss if he doesn't make it.  I've read they can be kind of tricky to keep alive.  I found the basket at an estate sale this summer.

This glossy green guy is called a goldfish plant.  It gets little orange flowers on it that look kind of like goldfish. 

It seems to be in the succulent family and has been really easy to care for so far. 

Having a few new plants will get you to clean and organize your house.  I bet you didn't know they could do that for you.  It's true.

Have you had any luck with a fiddle leaf?  I will let you know how it goes.