Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pilgrimage To Pearl's


























The Topiary Garden of Pearl Fryar

































The neighbors have been inspired.






















Back at Pearl's




















The man named Pearl.






















Pearl's is one of sixteen exceptional American gardens slated for preservation by The Garden Conservancy.

13 comments:

Lola said...

FANTASTIC.

Hasn't he been on TV before? Seems I saw him on MT.

Lola said...

Ooops, I meant MS.

chuck b. said...

Oh, cool! I saw that dvd awhile ago but I forgot where he lives. In your part of the world, I guess.

How many different kinds of trees does he work with?

fairegarden said...

Makes me want to grab the hedge trimmers and get out there!

Thanks for sharing and stay safe and warm!

xxxooo
Frances

the word verification is blessest

Randy Emmitt said...

Christoper,

Wow these gardens are so cool! And you can get breakfast right next door and enjoy them with your coffee. Thanks for sharing these photos!

Have A Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

Karen said...

Thank you for this post, Christoper. I've never heard of Pearl Fryar or his garden before. I see that it is only a couple of hours from Greensboro so what a wonderful day trip that would make.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lola Pearl has been on TV, made a movie, been in tons of magazines and speaks around the country.

Chuck he is in Bishopvill, SC an hour west of the cousin in Columbia, SC I visit often coming and going. His plant list is pretty short and can be found on the first link website.

Frances I may be doing a Pearl to hide my gas tank. Looks like you will have snow for Christmas in Asheville.

Randy this is a most unique garden and worth the short detour to see. Happy Holidays to you.

Karen it is worth the trip. I saw people who just drove by to look and didn't get out of their cars. They miss so much that way. And Pearl is more than happy to talk with you.

Christopher C. NC said...

Correction: Bishopville, SC an hour EAST of Columbia and the cousin.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Are you sure you weren't at Edward Scissorhand's house? What a spectacle. I think I saw this fellow on tv once. Amazing.

Cindy, MCOK said...

A friend from Knoxville who visited Pearl and his garden found him a delightful host. I do hope to visit him someday!

Kim said...

I'm so jealous you got to visit. I hope to go one day. Thank you for the great photos.

Les said...

Thanks for taking us along Haji.

Pam said...

I can't believe you went! I wish I had known, I would have joined you (I haven't been in a few years).

Isn't it amazing? Was he there? The last time I went he was there - and it was just so fun to have him roaming around, and talking about this and that. He loves his garden, loves sharing it - he's infectious.

Yes, a pilgrimage indeed! Love it.