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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2033
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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 opens displaying Allium thunbergii "Ozawas," a plant that continues to offer interest during the winter months.

He visits with Cordelia Head, an orchid specialist, displays:

Cattleya Paphiopedilum hybrid Cymbidium Lovely Sugar (grows outdoors with cool evenings) Phalaenopsis hybrid Brassavola Little Stars Masdevallia mendozae Dendrobium cothbertsonii Masdevallia decumana Polystachya falax Pleurothallis sp. Cadetia chionantha Lepanthes calodictyon

Roger displays plants with interest during the winter:

Pennisetum alopecuroides "National Aboretum" Itea virginica "Henry's Garnet" Betula platyphylla "Whitespire" Chamaecyparis obtusa "Pygmaea Aurescens" Cornus stolonifera "Flaviramea" (yellow/green) Pinus strobus "Nana" (dwarf white pine) Cercidiphyllum japonicum f. pendulum

He suggests that winter is the time to clean up the cattail patch. Since the pond is iced over, Roger can walk to the plant to clip it level with the ice. (Typha Latifolia Cattail)

Holly Shimizu visits garden designer, Wayne Winterrowd, during the summer in Southern Vermont. He and his partner Joe Eck are co-author's of the book, "A Year At North Hill." They tour the gardens and highlight:

Onopordum acanthium scotch thistle Tsuga canadensis "Bennet" (connifer) Pinus sylvestris "Fastigiata" Aster alpinus (purple flower) Primula x buleesiana Butumus umbellatus Iris laevigata variegata Primula x buleesiana "Quatre Vents"

Wall garden: Multkia petraeae (blue flowers) Semper vivum sp. Dianthus sp.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2033,” 12/03/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20FA51A6C2AC466593F370930A185C97.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2033.” 12/03/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20FA51A6C2AC466593F370930A185C97>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2033. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20FA51A6C2AC466593F370930A185C97
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