I've become the kind of person who announces how many new leaves her beloved plants are currently growing whenever her husband comes home. Did you even know that kind of person existed? It's probably sad, but mostly exciting :)
After watching them from afar in a blog-photo love affair, I bought my first fiddle leaf fig tree in August of 2011. As you can see in the photo below, it was 14 leaves of amazing.
By February 2012 it had managed to perk up a little and had grown a few inches (as seen below from my little porch reveal)...
When we made the big move to our new place a little over a year ago (May 2012) my little figgie was doing pretty well at about 3ft tall.
Well... it loves the new place as much as I do. Commence super growth! Here it is about a foot taller and full of new leaves in August 2012.
Seven months later in March 2013...
And today (July 2013)!
So that's what nearly two years of tender lovin seems to do! I'm so grateful that this blogging adventure gives me the opportunity to look back at these things.
Are you ever shocked by how much things have changed when you peruse old photos?