Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden Photo Contest

July 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

When my photographer friend Jennie shared a Facebook link for the Garden Club of South Carolina photography contest at the Pearl Fryar Topiary Gardens in Bishopville SC, we both were grabbing our cameras and ready for a quick Sunday morning road trip. 

After the 'tradition' of stopping at the nearby Waffle House, landscaped with several of Mr. Fryar's work, we were greeted bright and early by Mr. Fryar and welcomed to tour the garden and yard surrounding his home.   Such a quiet and gentle man ~ slipping back into his home as quietly as he came out, allowing us to enjoy the serenity of the gardens he has created.

For the next two hours we explored every angle of his creations and marveled at how he could make a tree or shrub that wasn't suppose to be 'topiary material' work into the shapes we were seeing.  His work seemed to go on and on, not a space left uncovered without some special metal addition, wind chime or water fall to add to the perfectly trimmed hedges.

Our visit and our photos were quiet different from the normal children and wildlife  photography that I enjoy the most and the landscape and architectural photography that Jennie leans toward.  But homeward bound with the assignment from the Garden Club of submitting up to three photos without descriptions, only a title in the categories of:

The Garden, The Message, and The Man.

I hope you will enjoy my interpretation of Mr. Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden ~

THE GARDEN ~

 ~Peaceful Perfection~

 

Peaceful PerfectionPeaceful Perfection

~Symmetrical Silence~

Symmetrical SilenceSymmetrical Silence

~You Shall Be Like A Watered Garden ~

You Shall Be Like a Watered GardenYou Shall Be Like a Watered Garden

THE MESSAGE

~Sunshine In My Heart~

Sunshine In My HeartSunshine In My Heart

~Love Binds Us Together~

Love Binds Us TogetherLove Binds Us Together

~Faith Plants the Seed, Love Makes It Grow~

Faith Plants the Seeds, Love Makes Them GrowFaith Plants the Seeds, Love Makes Them Grow

THE MAN

~Through My Minds Eyes~

Through My Mind's EyesThrough My Mind's Eyes

~I Shall Watch Over You~

I Shall Watch Over YouI Shall Watch Over You

~I Will Pour Water on a Thirsty Land~

I Will Pour Water On A Thirsty LandI Will Pour Water On A Thirsty Land

All started from a few tossed out seedlings and a desire to have a 'Yard of the Month'...

Yet now, a much deeper meaning to those who visit.  Mr. Fryar shows those from the young to the elderly that you

never give up on your dreams!

Additional photos of the garden can be viewed under the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in the Galleries Section.

 

 

 

 

 


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