By Nicola Karesh
for The Transylvania Times 

The Creative Topiary Genius Of Pearl Fryar – Brevard NC


Last updated 11/4/2013 at 10:09am

Nicola Karesh talks with Pearl Fryar during her visit to Bishopville, S.C.

Pearl Fryar was the son of sharecroppers. Poor, black, born on a tobacco and cotton farm in Clinton, N.C., he now makes Bishopville, S.C. his home. A visionary, philosopher and gardener with a creative genius, Fryar does things with plants that the textbooks say that you shouldn't be able to. He has rescued many throwaway plants, nursing them back with love and care to be admired as thriving pieces of art.

My family took the time a few years ago to journey down the mountain to visit Fryar's topiary gardens. We were enchanted by incredible art forms that reflected the artistry of his so...

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