Fiddle Leaf Fig Woes

July 29, 2014 by 2 Comments

Hi there sweet friends!  How is your summer going?  I hope you’re enjoying some fun in the sun.  Our weather has been so hot lately that the plants are suffering, however this morning we got some welcomed rain and cooler temps. So thankful for the rain today!  Talking about plants, mine aren’t doing too well inside or out.  Recently my fiddle fig plant looked really sick, the leaves were turning brown and I couldn’t figure out what went wrong.  So I decided to snip all of the sick leaves off, leaving one good one on top.  Then I put the plant out on the patio…morning sun only.

fiddle fig

Now I’m happy to report it has some new growth!!

fiddle fig tree

This is what the plant looked like when I bought it about a year ago, since then it has grown taller and I’ve changed out the pot. It did well in our breakfast area, which has lots of light, but after a few months it started showing some trouble spots.

fiddle fig

I’m hopeful the plant will make a strong comeback and surprise me with more growth. What’s your secret for fiddle figs?  How do you keep them growing and thriving?

Til next time sweet friends,  sending hugs your way.



savvy southern style

between naps on the porch



Handknit Pillow Cover

July 28, 2014 by 1 Comment

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July 24, 2014 by 3 Comments

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July 18, 2014 by 3 Comments

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Summer Squash Casserole

July 14, 2014 by 8 Comments

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A White Pitcher and Crepe Myrtles

July 10, 2014 by 13 Comments

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July 7, 2014 by 26 Comments

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Easy Caramel Frosting

July 6, 2014 by 5 Comments

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July 4, 2014 by 3 Comments

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July 1, 2014 by 7 Comments

Looks like we’re entertaining lots of little critters these days, most of them outdoor in the garden area.  But I wanted to start off by  showing you a couple of cuties I found at a recent estate sale.  I wasn’t really looking for anything particular …continue reading

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