Wednesday, December 7, 2011

No, Not That Tree

I know this time of year a lot of people are fixated on this type of tree . . .
My tannenbaum
so I thought it would be a good time to change things up and focus on this type of tree . . .

Fiddle-leaf fig trees are all over design magazines and blogs. I love them and have looked for them off and on in Nashville for quite some time without much success. I've actually found a couple at Home Depot, but they're always short versions . . . nothing like the lanky ones in the magazines. But then, I lucked out and found a garden center just five minutes from my house that sells them!
Ficus Lyrata aka the elusive fiddle-leaf fig.
The catch, the tall ones (like the one pictured above) are $125. The nursery gets even taller ones in sometimes, and the owner said those are $225 or so. Not the best news for a girl with a black thumb. Hmm. What to do? Here are more photos of fiddle-leaf figs for you to peruse while pondering my plight . . .
Source: ehomee.com via Kathy on Pinterest

Source: google.ca via Kathy on Pinterest



Maybe I'll reassess after I get that other big green tree out of my house (and also, see if I have any money left after Christmas). Is the fiddle-leaf fig on your wish list?

18 comments:

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I would love one, but pretty sure I would murder it with my black thumb and black soul. Question is...are they high maintenance?

Emily | Recently said...

I've always loved them, but it always seems to be way down on the list of "wants." Plus, I think my one year old would find a way to destroy it. Might have to wait 'till that one's in college!

Kim said...

ohhhh....I LOVE them! Love how they are tall and skinny and then balloon out like that. I have a tall bare corner in my LR that is just screaming for one.

We have fig trees that grow up as weeds in our yard all the time. I'm betting they'd be pretty hard to kill if they grow like weeds.

Jessie said...

I have always love them. They have been on my wish list for a while. They are super gorgeous and would look great anywhere in a home. You are so lucky to find these near your area. I have been searching high and low but have no such luck. :(

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A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I was just at Home Depot today in Berry Hill seeing if they may have one or two...they didn't...but love that they do exist in Nashville!! I have the perfect place for 2 of them...but I also do not have a green thumb so I am being very cautious about buying! Take care, Caroline

mb said...

Making me happy for a long time, I have wanted to get a fiddle fig tree... or what ever you call them? My normally user-friendly, plant loving husband put the brakes on a purchase. He just doesn't feel the love.
What I do know about the plants/trees is that they need light. Maybe lots of light. If you don't have a light infused room, you probably shouldn't bring one home. Unlike Christmas trees, you can't just tuck them in any corner.

Still working on putting up seasonal greenery.
mb from big D.

mb said...

PS your tree looks great. Well done girl.

mb again

Kendall said...

I can't keep any plant alive, unfortunately, but I'm glad to hear that you found them in Nashville. What nursery?

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I told my clients to get one for their living room. It has a similar basket pot as that last image.

I love it long time.

Yes, post Christmas gift indeed :)

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

That's one cool looking tree!

Brandi said...

Yeah I would definitely kill it so it wouldn't be worth the investment. I brought home a bamboo sort of tall indoor plant from a shoot and it started falling over and breaking off. So I trimmed it short and now it seems to be doing ok. I'll see how I do with the free one before making the investment!

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

I have two of them both of which I got at Home Depot. I think you have to be there the day they get them in.

I will say this, if you get good light, they are pretty low maintenance but slow growing! If they're not happy with the light they'll start dropping leaves and when they're that big, you can't afford to lose them.

Good luck to you!

Ashley said...

Oh, yes, indeed. If my apartment wasn't such a dark cave, I've shell out the $125+ for one, whether my husband liked it or not. So, until I move to a nice, bright home, I'll have to live vicariously through you when you get yours!

P.S. Your Christmas tree is beautiful!

charmaine said...

I have 2 smaller ones. One is almost dying(not enough sunlight I guess) and the other one is doing fairly good! I have a black thumb too but it is actually pretty low maintenance. Good sunlight is key.

kayce hughes said...

Yes I love them!

Alexandra Mohilowski said...

Hi what nursery did you say you found the taller fiddle leaf fig near your house? I live in Lenox Village and need to fill a corner in my condo and a 5-6 foot FLF would be perfect! Thanks so much!

My Interior Life said...

Hi Alexandra,

Thanks for stopping by. I found my fiddle leaf fig tree at Hewitt's Garden Center. I think they've also had some at Creekside Garden Center too. Good luck!

Alexandra Mohilowski said...

Awesome! Thank you so much! :)