Re: [gardeners] The Neighbor

Liz Albrook (
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 14:16:21 +0000

Catharine Vinson <> wrote:

> Some of you may remember my "flamingo war" with my one unpleasant
> neighbor (not the one that died in the kitchen; the one that told me
> if I wanted to be a farmer I should move out of town and quit
> offending his sensibilities by having the temerity to grow tomatoes
> [in chic yuppie bamboo teepees, no less]).
> Well, yesterday the Tomato-Trashing Neighbor reached the pinnacle of
> suburban achievement in Atlanta, Georgia. He won the highly coveted
> (by some) Yard of the Month award.

If I lived next door to him I'd be tempted to hold my tomato trials 
in the front yard -- complete with that newly recommended red plastic 
mulch.  To make it truly Southron tacky I'd be tempted to find a hoop 
skirt to turn into a scarecrow.