The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 367
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 367

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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1 33 THE PALM BEACH POST RESIDENCES ADVERTISING SECTION SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 n t ' Friendship garden bonds family Anti-Yippy parody book plants seeds of ridicule said Thompson with a laugh. "And he takes a basket of tomatoes with him every time he goes home." Thompson got a Father's Day gift from Brian, too: a packet of sunflower seeds that both planted together. "The garden has been a good experience for both of us," Thompson said. "We've really bonded over it. I got to know my grandson, know his personality the fact that he's a real jokester, for instance." Natalie Barton of Woodland Hills says she's been gardening with her grandsons 8-year-old Kyle and 3-year-old Jamey Barton, and 2-year-old Kanan Garrison "since they were able to walk." Last year, the big project was a bean teepee supports stuck in the ground in a circle, tied together at the top to form a teepee shape that bolstered bean vines, with sunflowers, tomatoes and cucumbers planted around it. This year, Barton and her grandsons have been harvesting Japanese cucumbers up to 14 inches long. "They have their own special area and they take much pride in what they grow," Barton wrote. "We have such fun at the nursery, looking and picking out exactly what they want." By CAROL BIDWELL Los Angeles Daily News Vegetables and flowers aren't the only things that grow in a backyard garden. Families sometimes grow closer there, too. Lee Thompson of North Hills, a science teacher at San Fernando Middle School, and his grandson, 5-year-old Brian, have become best buddies ever since their garden began to blossom. "We've actually got a project going together and it's exciting," Thompson said. "We have a friendship that can never be taken away." The pair turned a raised planter border in Thompson's back yard into a vegetable garden hoeing, digging, selecting plants and seeds, planting, weeding and harvesting as the summer warmed and the plants grew. The garden is filled with green beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, crookneck squash, eggplants and zucchini including a few zuks that have tipped the scales at 5 pounds each. Brian visits his grandpa once or twice a week, and both head to the garden to pull a few weeds and harvest vegetables. "He loves to play in the dirt, getting in the mud and getting dirty," products," boasts Smyth & Hawk'em. "In fact, few if any of the items in our catalog are intended for practical use outdoors, or anywhere else for that matter." Thus, Smyth & Hawk'em's Prestained Chinos for $80 ("You'll look as if you've been on your knees in the begonia bed since sunup!"), Earth Puff ($18) and Mow de Cologne ($35) to give you that faux-gardening look and scent. Connor and Downey have naughty fun with such S&H classics as the Elder-Care Confinement Arbor ($160), Preslimed Pots ($28 each), English Gardening Staff Discipline Paddle ($60), Smyth & Hawk' em Basic Barn in assorted colors ($5,875) and Classic Paper Bag ($10). Connor thinks he knows why even Martha devotees get a chuckle out of his and Downey's lifestyle parodies. "People are relieved to be able to lighten up about things -they probably know but haven't admitted that they take too seriously," said Connor, who professes never to have ordered anything from Smith & Hawken. "You get a little too caught up in cigars, wine, shopping, gardening, and you need to come off that a little. You can still do it but you don't have to be so obsessive about it. It's not a religion." On the brighter side, there may be another Martha Stewart parody in the works. By JOCELYN McCLURG The Hartford Courant First came Martha Stewart. Now Smith & Hawken. "It was the next parodiable thing," says Tom Connor, one-half of the Connecticut parody team that has found publishing success deflating upscale lifestyle $rends. "Smyth & Hawk'em" (HarperPeren-nial, $10, paperback original) is the latest exercise in anti-yuppie hilarity from Connor and co-writer Jim Downey. Smith & Hawken, the chi-chi gardening catalog, is natural turf for the authors of Is Martha Stuart Living? and Martha Stuart's Better Than You at Entertaining. "Gardening in the '90s isn't about seeding and weeding so much as it's about the right look and buying the right stuff," Connor said. "It's more about mail ordering than weeding." What can you mail order from "Smyth -& Hawk'em"? How about imported gardeners? The real-life Irish Gardening Couple is a bargain at $43,000. Pony up a little more and English Gardening Couple Bertie and Reggie Balfour-Waulk will weed and water for a mere $97,500 (add $2,369.98 for shipping). Price a wee bit steep? Fool the neighbors with the Plywood Gardener Cutouts (only $230). "You don't have to garden to enjoy our SERVING SINGER ISLAND SINCE 1975 LUBECK AGENCY REAL ESTATE Julie Norsworthy, crs, gri Certified Residential Specialist Graduate Realtor's Institute Office 626-5100 Home 626-3486 Pager 787-0560 561-845-1300 1250 NORTH OCEAN DR. THE REALTORS ORGANIZATION ft MAIL- WWW.LUfCKAgfnCV.CP??! MM.r.K To undmtand the RfcALTOR organisation, one must first understand the difference between a REALTOR'S- and a real estate agent All REALTORS are real estate agents hut not all real estate agents are REALTORS. The most significant difference that when a real estate ay em joins (he REALTOR oryaniatiun. thrv agree to suhsenhe to. and he bound try, a certain prufevsjunal ttandara and Lode ot tiruti r if v J i J. .f. .13 Membership n trtfoW. member ftimurtaneousfy belong to the local REALTORS organization as well a the state and national organizations. The three tiers of the organisation 1 rl work together to preserve and protect the private property nghu ot American citizens. The National Association of REALTORS (NARt is the largest professional trade auonauon m the Untied States, k carefully momton legislation that alt eels citims' rights to LI E THE L11E 01 LLXLRV AT THE MARTIM01E CORAL SEA SINGER ISLAND buy and sell property m a tree economy rs AK also (rat Its tax laws, real estate licensure issues, and other legislative issue, that may ultimately impact the rights of citizens to transact teal Occjnfmm complex iiKomparable amenilies. Come ami Cute 2BR2BATH unit oceanfront bldg. has pool. estate business m a competitive market tew ihis beautiful 4BK3BA lownhome with over z.yto so launary room, ana neacti access, attordahle island get away. Asking SV3.000. Call Nancv Slate REALTOR organisations throughout the country also speak with a single professional vote regarding rsue that impact the transaction of real estate husiims. Contact with stale elected ofltcutH is frequent with the REALTOR t organisation expressing concerns It. oT living atea. Kulusivcly otfered at S:49.(XK). Call Chip l.ubeckAniu Curran 845-13(10 ir .Nancy Lubeck 561 845-1 3(K)fv()2-2V67. or j : K to" - - j"C t SL4 WINDS - 0CL4VFR0M CONTWMINRM COTE D'AZl'R musl see Uf the distinguished buyer. Ocean and intrac V'alk out to the pool deck from the 2BR2BA ocean iron! condominium. Pool, irnms hex-h r-. ustal views Sopnisticaled elerance. amenities uneuualed Hi and lo fkwrs asailahle. 2()K-3.V)K. Call resident realtor nuilding security. Ottered at 1129.900 annul pending legislation mat may have a pmume advene anect on private property rights. On a local level the Realtors Aisn of thr Palm Beaches mooifcirs zoning issue, signage ordinances, and regional planning issues lo ensure that customers and clients are afforded the greate oppon unities and flexibility regarding, the purchase and sale of property. The local REALTOR organization also enforces NAR t C7de of Etkttt If a . complaint m received regarding an alleged tnotanon of the C"d by a REALTORS memfter, the local org ant t wo follows a very nVvuugh procedure of mvesrigatma. bet her the compiaint filed by a member of the puoiit or by a real estate bcemec ; the ailcgattu taken very senously All mum nvotvin; an altered breach of the I C rttf at t.ttuct arc treated hi a confidential manner. I REALTORS across the nation alse nvoive temetve ia near corntnumues. The J nstmnai stsie and axal REAL fufc organiaMosa sponsor annual comtnumry armce f projects Nether the pmjrct rarnng monry lor a specific came, or me Mis-cameat of time and energy to ssmsi people in need. REALTIES come tcfrther a group to remvesi m the cimmuBttie m which they live and do buftinrx. The REALTOR orgamzaunn is (he eoMecttve voice of the real estate professional, kt members strive in enhance mr pr-m, to provide owfMancnitg arrvtre to chenta and customers, and to protect the nhts ot alf citsrra to tmy and wli property. REALTORS are y-ow wShon and vow friend Thrv are pepe whm vrm interact with each and fvf-j dav m fht Km sunt, at FT A aiectingv at srhfvoi ftmctwww. Tlwy are aie tnr real estate pr.sKWul on whom y can df prmf up-w Hews cafi rtur rta! e?' p TfrsMrwtart in hr)p yew with yw nsai estate neefe Yoe can re!) us by 'm$ ! Investment Equity j CoRimTio:XSIS (eonre A Weir Vl Wi3 34? VVil H4VI VII s, awii 4 r Nav .. l s mm 1 til t 1 1 j;V i i NLWLY I.ISTi n WATFRI'ltf i'T BOATKRS DKLIGHT fhn :BR 2B A condo kicated m Pjlm Beath Shores come fhis spacKus 4hK atertroni lmie. etra lari-e enr t a 4r diKi and fjrje Beautiful inrraioastaJ vieA K ier fc. deep aler d..k. (( r Nurt. 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