I have two thumbs and sadly neither of them are green. I know, for this little lover of flowers it’s sad that I’m so crap at keeping plants alive.
I start with good intentions, but even herbs and succulent don’t survive long at my place. This is why I have a good relationship with my florist…fresh flowers every week…that I CAN do.
Lately on social media I’ve noticed the fascination with ‘fiddle leaf figs’, and why wouldn’t you fall in love with their large, hardy, glossy, green leaves. I’ve watched people get all ‘fan girl’ over the fiddle leaf fig and I decided to flirt with danger and get my own.
I know right, I’m opening up my home and heart to another plant. I couldn’t help myself. While I have my local florist my little floral heart lusts after a few S.A florists that are cute and quirky and when one such florist let me know via Instagram that they had new stock of fiddle leaf figs I jumped in!
Go on, say it again (out aloud)…fiddle leaf fig…now add a little Irish tune haha. I love saying it!!
I headed into the city, fed the parking meter and ran in to pick up my new baby. Oh my…swoon! Justine has done such a great job with her baby ‘Eastend Flower Market’, it’s quirky, pretty and the prices are incredible!
Like these large bouquets for just $50!!
Uhuh, I told her she was loco then she said the smaller were $30…I wanted to say ‘start the car’ but I had florist guilt….because buying flowers from a florist other than my regular girl feels wrong.
Instead I handed over $55 for my plant, $20 for a cool paper sack and had her wrap up my fiddle leaf fig, take a happy snap and off I went to Kmart.
Yup I had another $12 to spend on a wire basket. I’d seen the baskets over at Sarah’s House (here on Facebook) and knew it would be perfect, then off home I went to introduce my little fig to her new home (yeah, my fig is a she).
My fiddle leaf fig is in the front lounge where she will get the right amount of natural light and cover a power point that annoys me. Perfect. I’m pretty happy with my purchase and fingers crossed if I follow my ‘care sheet’ given to me by Justine then we will live happily ever after.
What’s your rating as a gardener? Are you a regular Don Burke or more like me?
Do you have a fiddle leaf fig…if so, any tips?