This little painting is where the gift giving began. Serpil is a painter whose studio was next door to mine in London. We admired each other’s plants and decided to swap cuttings in the Fall. By the following year the cutting she had given me had exploded into a mini-bush of rich greens and purples! I managed to bring it from the UK to Lisbon and continued propagating it. This is the fourth propagation of her wonderful gift that keeps giving .