Last week a group of us met at an artist friend’s house to discuss an upcoming herb garden tour. Marty, the homeowner, is a multifaceted furniture designer (check out the arrow table/bench), painter, and cactus sculptor. His garden is a fascinating mini-botanical arboretum with cactus and succulents and raised beds and structures. If you look at the last photo, you can see that he cuts stars on some of his cactus plants and they continue to grow like that as they reproduce. Wow. Marty has a new gallery in Wimberley, Texas – I haven’t seen it yet but I imagine it’s as interesting as his house.