Just back from speaking at the wonderful Davidson County Garden Symposium, held in the NC metropolis of Welcome. It’s always an honor to share the stage with on of my idols, the 78 year young topiary artist, Pearl Fryar. In addition to being an incredible topiary artist, Pearl is truly one of the great inspirational thinkers and doers of our generation.
If you’ve never visited Pearl’s amazing topiary garden in South Carolina, I hope you can do so while he’s still able to greet and chat with visitors. Pearl tells me that recently he hosted a 40 person delegation from China, setting up tents in his garden as they studied his unique style. If you can’t make the trip to Bishopville, SC, you can contribute to the preservation of the garden, and perhaps still catch the inspirational movie, A Man Named Pearl.
Pearl and his bride of 51 years, Metra drove up to Welcome in their new smart car…a perfect choice for this young at heart couple.