I have heard about Mr. Pearl Fryar and his topiary art for quite a number of years. Making It Grow" a local show had shown him and his work. It impressed me but I never took the time to go see it. It seems if you live in an area you tend not to enjoy all that the area has to offer. I don't know why that is, but so often that is the case.
Chuck and I went this past Monday to Bishopville to actually pick up chicken feed. We were on our way home when we saw his sign. Chuck said let's go. I told him, " we probably had to make reservations to see it"...but off we went. When we stopped I told him, " I was going to sit in the car and take a few pics." Well that lasted all of one second. I barely gave him time to stop the car before I was out with camera in hand. I stood in amazement, mouth open in awe. It seemed to me as if the plants were dancing, moving, just beautiful.
Time passed so quickly and before I knew it we had been there quite a while. I had taken 135 pictures! Mr. Fryar's cats had decided that they liked me and I them. My pictures do not do justice to the beauty of his work. You have to be there to witness the creativity. The garden has a life of it's own.
Mr. Fryar you have accomplished what you set out to do. I left there feeling, amazed and so ......well I can't explain it...
Please if you are in South Carolina visit this garden and you will see what I mean.
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I love this picture so homey and so welcoming.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Fryar
for sharing your life and your gardens with all of us.
Look at it for this time of the year can you imagine how it must look in the Spring?
One of Mr. Fryar's sayings: