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Watch the first trailer for a film about the life of Decatur gardener Ryan Gainey

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Watch the first trailer for a film about the life of Decatur gardener Ryan Gainey

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Ryan Gainey

Ryan Gainey was a world-famous Decatur gardener and designer, a gifted eccentric who also loved Jack Russell terriers.

He also owned a property in Lexington, Ga. He was staying there last July when a fire broke out. Gainey rushed inside with a garden hose in an attempt to save his dogs and did not return. Gainey and his dogs died and his Lexington home was destroyed. His home in Decatur was also in bad shape. Earlier in 2016 a large tree fell on it, leaving it uninhabitable.

Steve Bransford and Cooper Sanchez made a film about his life, filmed from 2010 to 2016 called “The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey.” It will debut this fall. Here is the trailer:

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As Decaturish recently reported, Gainey left the home to his neighbor living across the street, Teresa Parrish.

The film will discuss Gainey’s character as well as his green thumb, according to the film’s website.

“Gainey has been the focus of numerous gardening television programs, but this film is the first project to examine the complexities of his life,” the website says. “As the film shows, he was a contradictory character, both off-putting and tender, self-absorbed and generous, artificial and authentic. Ryan Gainey was a lover of beauty, and his home garden in Decatur, Georgia was his masterpiece. It was, as he often said, a ‘garden of remembrance’ where his old friends and family lived on in the overlapping blooms of heirloom plants.”


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