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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2029
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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 clipping holly, yew & bittersweet to be used for holiday decorations.

Holly Shimizu visits children's author/illustrator Tasha Tudor and her glorious gardens. We see her goats, flax collection, and vegetable/flower/herb gardens where she draws her inspiration for illustrating.

April Gibbs and Horticulturist Tovah Martin talk about indoor flowering plants for winter. Azalea "Inga" is not hardy, but blooms in the winter, though not again in summer. It should sit in an east/west window where it is cool. Tovah suggests repotting this plant in clay about 1 size larger than its original pot.

Cyclamen "Rosamunde" blossoms in winter and again in spring/summer. This plant should be kept cool. It should never be over-watered or be allowed to dry out.

Poinsettia "Annette Hegg Hot Pink" is also shown. They recommend that these plants simply be composted in the spring.

Kalanchoe plants are recommended house plants. They are a succulent with easy care. They require full sun and should blossom every winter.

The Christmas Cactus, "Christmas Cheer," is an heirloom plant that will last many years.

Roger closes showing tomato "Celebrity," grown in a container and brought into the greenhouse, and how he continues to harvest from it.

He sows Pansies early, about 1" apart in shallow rows. He uses Pansy "Clear Crystals White."

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2029,” 11/23/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2062F1E8D2FC4A24BD2499DE05C3F93B.
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