Plants in the office

I am a huge lover of nature.  I really am.  Having grown up in South Africa I have travelled this beautiful country from top to bottom.  The fauna and flora is second to none.  It is LUSH.  We have no shortage of vegetation except in the Karoo…but that’s another story for another time.  This one is about plants.  I am hopeless at growing plants indoors.  I have no idea why they die on me, but they do.  Even when I water them.  So I've grown accustomed to no living plants at home.  But many faux plants and flowers - a post about this coming up shortly.  This time however is a little different.  I have LIGHT in this tiny space.  Lots of it.  Unhindered by curtains or blinds…light that plants need in order to grow….bouncy white light so bright I need sunglasses on…so I bought a few and I have to say, they are doing very well, thank you very much.  I water them, spray them with mist and so far, they have not died. 

BUT, it was not enough.  I wanted The KING of all King plants, the plant that graces the décor magazines, the Pinterest boards, the IG feed….the darling of the design world, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree!  

It’s a huge risk, knowing my history with living plants, but I think this tree will survive, teach me to love real plants again and not to over water him…it’s a him trust me on this one….he comes already potted in a self-watering container, so there is no chance I can be accused of killing him…because my friends, he was not cheap….but oh so worth it…don’t you just love him?  He sets off this little corner rather well, his handsome leaves all big and shiny….

He came from House of Plants.  They deliver countrywide and it comes all packaged up like you've taken delivery of a Christmas tree in a box.  Not a leaf out of joint. Wildly impressed with them and with him actually.

In the meantime, the office project is a little slow.  The black frame is not staying here, I've just placed it so there's not a bare wall staring back at you.

Wallpapering and doing a little decking is what I’ll be doing this weekend.  Daughter no. 1, also known as Angelgirl has a few handy jobs for mum and dad to do…the joys of parenting!

Happy weekend!


  1. Happy weekend Ria...x!

  2. Sharon, amei teu arbusto! também adoro plantas mas tenho quatro gatas em casa, então é quase impossível manter até mesmo um vaso com flores naturais...sendo assim, recorro a arranjos permanentes, eles enfeitam e lembram a natureza com graça.
    Amiga, ótimo final de semana.

    1. Silvia, I love faux plants and flowers too and have many in my home, this is my first big spend on a plant, fingers crossed he survives!

  3. Lovely at your place Sharon, love the big plant you have!
    Have a great week, take care...

    1. Thank you Titti, I'm trying to take good care of my new plant! Have a lovely weekend. Sharon


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