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Local topiary artist in new Discovery+ TV show

YOUNGSTOWN — When 7-year-old Mike Gibson began cutting his parents’ yard, he did not imagine it would lead to a career.

Gibson, 34, now has a six-year-old business called Gibson Works Property Art LLC, and on May 12, he will be one of seven contestants on the new reality TV show, “Clipped,” which will be a six-episode series on the Discovery+ streaming service.

The show will have topiary artists from across the country competing to sculpt original mosaic designs using metal frames and vegetation.

“Clipped” is hosted by actor Michael Urie and the contestants’ works are judged by lead judge and gardening icon Martha Stewart, acclaimed landscape architect Fernando Wong and lifestyle, landscape and horticultural expert Chris Lambton of HGTV’s “Going Yard.” It premieres May 12 on Discovery+ with a special 90-minute episode. A new episode of the six-part series will launch each Wednesday on Discovery+.

the top topiarist earning $50,000 cash.

Read more in Monday’s Vindicator.

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