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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2516
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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 deadheads spent rhododendron blossoms to encourage better blooms next year. He displays the cherry espalier growing on the diagonal lattice frame. In the cottage garden, he showcases the clematis growing over the arbor; in the beds are yellow thermopsis, maltese cross, miscanthus, columbine, jerusalem sage, catmight, marguerites and alliums.

Holly Shimizu is at Chanticleer Gardens with Executive Director, Chris Woods.

Roger is at the new perennial bed to show us what grows well under the Japanese maple (shade plants): bleeding heart, aruncus, hostas, lamium. He pots Impatiens in the shade. Rosa ‘New Dawn' (a clilmber) is at the entrance to the vegetable garden where he shows us how to keep the squash vine borer at bay ...under row cover from planting time to flowering time keeps the squash healthy. A small crop of strawberries is growing in the whiskey barrel.

Chef Marian makes a strawberry sunday with chocolate sauce (see below).

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