Spring is here and every day I can see wonderful changes happening in the garden. They are still very young but we are hoping that our chocolate pudding fruit and vanilla bean trees will be old enough to begin producing fruit this year. Their names are so fantastic that I wonder if their fruit will live up to my expectations. A couple of weeks ago on a sunny Sunday afternoon I felt in the mood to do a bit of gardening. There was one patch of space that hadn't yet been utilized and though Nik doesn't like them much he let me plant my favorites, succulents. I love their sculptural qualities and when they flower they are spectacular. This was the perfect spot for them as it bakes in the Perth summer and nothing else would survive the midday sun. It's quite amazing that Nik and I were never really interested in gardens before we started on our own and now flowers and trees are everywhere in my paintings.