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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2509
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Series Description

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 is at the tulip bed to remove the plants down to the bulb (making room for summer annuals). He will let the foliage die back before he transplants the bulbs for a 2nd year of bloom. At the apple tree ‘Liberty' (disease resistent), he tells us that the young fruit has been sprayed to prevent insects. The modern blackberry ‘Chester' (thornless) is an easy fruit to grow. Raspberries ‘Taylor' are even hardier.

Holly Shimizu is on the remote island of “Nonsuch” (Bermuda), with Dr. David Wingate. Dr. Wingate is devoted to restoring Bermuda's native cedar trees as well as other native plant species.

Chef Marian visits with chef Neville King of Elbow Beach. He prepares battered Bermuda onions.

Roger closes with plant-of -the-week: ‘white lights' azalea, that has a spicy clove-like fragrance.

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