Beyond blacksmith Philip Simmons’s intricate Heart Gates at St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church, Pearl repeated the heart motif to create a swirling wonderland in green. Here, stones embossed with hearts and crosses lead to the fanciest concrete birdbath in the city. Throughout the walled space, trees carved into lush serpentines, sharp triangles, and perfect spheres show that nature can, in fact, be improved upon.
10 Spectacular Topiary Designs
Pearl Fryar creates graceful archways, whimsical characters, gigantic abstract shapes, and hedges carved into intricate designs.