I saw a small item on Knives Out, the company of an English hedge artist named Nicky Fraser, in the recent Gardens Illustrated. The website is kind of a labyrinth of rollovers but I like the way she has with shrubbery (pictured above and below). We could use some of that cleverness in our topiary over here.
However, we do have our own inimitable topiary artist Pearl Fryar in Bishopville, South Carolina. Order the excellent documentary about his life's work here at The Garden Conservancy, which is working with Mr. Fryar to preserve his garden's legacy.