Dining Room - another fiddle leaf fig

Those of you who have been following along know my love of fiddle leaf figs. I love the sculptural nature of their leaves and their tree form. They are such a great way to bring green into a space and add something tall and dramatic in a corner.   I knew I wanted one in our house and the dining room seemed like the right place for a fig.  I had started calling around for some pricing and it seemed like the fig that I wanted in the size that I wanted would cost upward of 200 bucks!  Ouch!  I had been lucky in LA to find one at Home Depot that fit the bill.  No luck here. Then the other day I was at Morris County Farms with my neighbor shopping for outdoor plants when I stumbled the perfect specimen for around $80.  I loaded her into the car and brought her home.  Buying the tree at a reputable place (as opposed to Home Depot) meant that I got some pointers as well. Figs like sun - at least filtered sun. So far she is doing well in her chosen spot.  They also don't like to be repotted - a mistake I made with our last one.  So I've kept the pot and placed it in one of these great Suzanne Kasler baskets (a set of three meant a great big one I use to corral Bryan's massive ball collection) with a little moss over top that I got at Michael's.  So far Bryan is less impressed with the moss than he was with the dirt around the plant (fingers crossed) and it is looking fab in the room.  Can't wait to add some draperies and a bar cart to really add some extra drama.

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