Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meet Fiona, Our Fiddle Leaf Fig

I have this habit of naming things as a term of endearment.
Like cars, children, and my husband's moped from college, for instance.  

The names of my cars have been Lucky, Sugar,  & now Rover.  Each of them had a reason for the name they were given.
As I stated yesterday, I {heart} Fiddle Leaf Figs,
so I thought it only appropriate to name her, as well.

Meet Fiona.

Obviously, I like the alliteration aspect of her name, 
Fiona, my Fiddle Leaf Fig.
and it's also fitting as she is green and female, just like the beloved character in Shrek.  I know, creative, right?

She was immediately welcomed into our home with squeals of excitement from, Moi...and giggles from Little Man, as he watched me bounce around the room in excitement. I kept thinking of reasons that I needed to walk through the family room today,
just so I could smile at her.

Don't judge me. I am just giddy.

She absolutely brought life to a neutral corner, and I hope she adores her new sunny corner spot as much as I adore her.

Notice anything else new, from these photos?
Yes, I did press my draperies. But there is something else...
You guessed it! My new armchairs were re-upholstered and delivered yesterday. More on those deets soon.

Want to know how to care for your Fiddle Leaf Fig? click here

Live in the Houston area? 
Contact me and I can assist you in finding the perfect Fig Tree for your home, too!

linking up with Nester's Planty Party!


  1. I love Fiona! I've been trying to save two small ones that I bought, do you have any tips? My leaves are turning brown and it makes me very sad!
    Found you at Nester's party,

  2. Very pretty! LOVE LOVE your chairs! Stopped by from Nesters party.

  3. Hi Debbie! This is the website that I use for information regarding growing these Fiddle Leaf Figs ... I think if their leaves are turning brown they may be getting too much water?

  4. Wow, what a neat plant! We had a ficus tree once (which I believe is a relative of the fig) and it was a terrific indoor plant. When we moved out of state, we had to give it away to some good friends. It is still alive and thriving in their home after more than 7 years, and it's grown so much that we're glad we gave it to someone with a vaulted ceiling!

  5. I am glad I am not the only person that named their Fiddle leaf fig. Mine is Fedya, Now I think I will go into my living room and just look at him just because. :)


thank you for your sweet comments! i hope you enjoyed your time at a peace of home today.

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