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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2322
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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 in the cottage garden talking about how fall allows us to appreciate foliage and ornamental grasses; he displays stachys byzantina 'Countess Helene von Stein' and heuchera micrantha 'Persian Carpet.'

Adrian Bloom is in Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands, touring their world-famous bulb display. Highlights:

tulipa 'Red Riding Hood' muscari armeniacum (blue) tulipa 'Weisse Berliner' (white) fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea' anemone blanda 'White Splendour' narcissus 'Hawera' (yellow) narcissus 'Thalia' (white) potted amaryllis tulipa 'Mr. Vander Hoeff' (double yellow) syringa 'Eilers' (lilac for cutting) tulipa 'Parade' (red) tulipa 'Golden Melody' (yellow) espaliered tilia platyphyllos '├Ârebro'

Roger Swain is back at the shrub boarder with bulb expert Brent Heath. They underplant a small collection of heathers (Calluna cus. heather) with crocus tomasinianus 'Ruby Giant' (pink) that will naturalize each year. It is somewhat pest-resistant. Narcissus 'Surfside' (white) blooms early and tolerates moisture and shade. Slow-release fertilizer can be added after planting. Cotoneaster dammeri 'Eichholz' covers the ground near Lake Victory; they underplant a pink-cupped daffodil 'Eastern Dawn' that's fragrant. They also plant allium christophii, a large globe-shaped flower.

In pots filled with a mixture of ground bark and sand, they pot tulipa 'Happy Family' along with narcissus 'Early Sensation' and iris histrioides 'George.' In small individual pots, they plant one bulb per pot to be used to create interesting flower arrangements. They need 16 to 20 weeks in uniformly cold temperature (40┬░); he suggests a burying them in a mulch pile or storing in a garage.

Roger Swain displays a variety of garlic; he plants 'Georgia Fire' and 'Siberian' one inch apart, planting the biggest cloves only. Cover with mulch (he uses salt marsh hay). In the spring, the garlic will grow through the mulch. He harvests cabbage 'Huron' for Chef Marian.

Chef Marian prepares a tortilla sandwich filled with cabbage and corned beef:

Roger closes with plant-of-the-week dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon,' a tall colorful plant with edible pods.

A. Hutchins 10/98



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