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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2222
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Gardening program hosted by Jim Wilson and joined by Bob Smaus, Roger Swain, Lucinda Mays and Peter Seabrook as international travel correspondent. Series chef is Marion Morash. Special correspondent is Holly Shimizu. The Boston-based Victory Garden (w/ Roger Swain) is located at a private residence; Victory Garden South is at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia; Victory Garden West is at Roger's Garden Center in Corona del Mar, California. Original program: Crockett's Victory Garden - premiered April 6, 1976. Hosted by Jim Crockett. Second host Bob Thomson (for 12 years till 1991). Series release date: 1976

Program Description

Roger Swain opens at the suburban garden to check out the newly repaired lawn area. Fall is the best time to plant or repair a lawn.

Lucinda Mays travels to Anderson Gardens in Rockford, Illinois, to visit their traditional Japanese gardens that inspire serenity, meditation and contemplation. Gardener Jim Julin highlights: waterfalls, an arborvitae hedge, a zig-zag bridge, water basin, guest house, peasant bridge, tea house, and Japanese gazebo, all surrounded by lush lawns, shrubs, flowers and trees. Open to public.

Roger Swain is back at the suburban garden planting long-lived bearded iris ('Codicil'). They require full sun, good drainage and neutral soil. He uses limestone to create a 6.5 - 7 PH. They are planted 8" apart. Do not mulch.

Roger displays fully grown containers that adorned the wall during the summer. Some of the perennials (hosta, ferns) can now be planted in the ground for the coming winter. Other plants (coleus, fuschia) can be grown indoors for the winter by taking cuttings and rooting them in pearlite/sand. They must first be dipped into a rooting hormone. Keep moist and cover with a plastic bag for a few weeks until new growth occurs. Another method is to cut back the parent plant and slice the roots to fit into a smaller container. Keep moist.

Roger displays fully bloomed nicotiana syvestris 'Only The Lonely', Ageratum 'White Bouquet', Sanguisorba tenuifolia (red) and lobelia 'Ruby Slippers.' He also shows off the fully blossomed first-year Cottage Garden. He tells us that good soil preparation is the secret to success.

In the vegetable garden, he displays 'Big Bertha' peppers (red) and yellow 'Klondike Bell' that Marian will use in her recipe.

Chef Marian creates Yellow Pepper & Corn Chowder Soup:

Melt 2 TB butter into stock pot; saute 1/2 cup chopped onions and 3 cups of diced yellow peppers. Add 3 cups of fresh corn kernels and stir. Add 3 cups of low sodium chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer, partially covered, for about 25 minutes. Puree roughly in food processor. Add salt & pepper. Serve garnished with chopped chives.

10/97 A. Hutchins

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