There is a 1-hour documentary on the man considered the finest Topiarist in North America. Those “in-the-know” types all agree that Pearl is the man when it comes to topiary.
There’s always going to be obstacles. The thing you do is don’t let those obstacles determine where you go. –Pear Fryar
I have seen this documentary before and it’s not only uplifting in regards to showing what one guy can do when he wills himself to do something . .. no it’s way beyond that.
Mr. Fryar is an extraordinary guy, and I know, I know him. Not well, but I have spent enough time with Pearl to know he’s authentic and genuine as he comes across in the documentary. The man is truly the real deal.
I lived in South Carolina for 13 years and was continually running across Pearl at this event or that event. We were even in Virginia at the American Hort. Society at the same time-we didn’t know the other was going to be there.
When, I said WHEN you watch tonite, you’ll find out Pearl is about more than a guy with some trimmers, shears, and lots of ladders.
He’s a great member of his community, a leader, a role-model, and a big influence on his neighbors.
“If people see you trying hard to achieve something, sooner or later some of them are bound to try to help you.” -Pearl Fryar
Amongst other things he’s the tour guide and host for groups on bus tours, car tours, pilgrimages, etc. This is the Holy Grail for aspiring Topiarist.
To top it all off Pearl is now in demand as a speaker and has demonstrated and talked about his techniques internationally.
That’s some really awesome stuff for a guy who just wanted to have the “Yard of the Month”.
Mr. Fryar you are an inspiration to us all.
Addendum: For those of you with Direct TV, HGTV is on channel 229. I have a total of 5 videos on Youtube about Mr. Fryar.
Addendum Two: Please notice Pearl is a Gamecock fan and not, NOT a Tiger fan!