Topiary gardening is not something I claim to know a lot about, and it isn’t a subject often discussed on these pages. In any event, the seasons are finally changing where I live and I do enjoy a nice walk through a formal garden… or let of gardens like at Longwood.

I recently watched A Man Named Pearl, a film that appeals to both my firm interest in self-taught artists and slight interest in gardening. The film released in 2008 and tells a wonderful story.