Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden: A Cut Above Average

This self-taught topiary artist has created more than a collection of living sculptures.

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Hide CaptionShow Caption"Pearl has been able to take plants that we thought were junk and turn them into works of art," says Tom Drayton, whose scrap heap was Pearl's plant source. "I knew what those plants looked like when we put them out there, and I marvel at what they look like now."

All About

Before Pearl's plot became a topiary garden, it was a combination of cow pasture, corn field and lover's lane. "Everything that's here I put here," he says. And, in doing so, he went way beyond the usual sort of garden sculpture. Filled with inspiring abstract forms, Pearl strives to create a garden where visitors leave feeling better than they did when they entered.