Tourists from all around the world come to Bishopville, South Carolina, to see Pearl Fryar’s topiary garden. Fryar spends five to ten years getting each plant to take shape. He hopes visitors will learn valuable lessons about perseverance from his creations.

“When you look at a piece of my work, my real work, I don’t want anything to catch your eye before you see what I want you to see… I really want when they walk through this garden, especially young people, to see what can be accomplished by using what you have. See, not everyone is gifted academically, but everyone has a talent, everyone has a gift.”, Fryar told in the interview.

Never be afraid. If you have the ability to do a thing, you’re going to do it, it’s not too big.

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Image captured from interview. Source: National Geographic Society