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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2411
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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 is in the cottage garden discussing the heat and how it affects various blooms. He displays irises, flax, and a flowering maple. He discusses rusting on the apple trees with Dr. Cheryl Smith, UNH Coop. Ext. plant health specialist. The rust is “hosted” by a nearby evergreen through galls that pass the spores back and forth. Rust is hard to control, but she suggests avoiding overhead watering, selecting resistent varieties, and putting up a barrier between hosts. The Jap. maple that had been underplanted with dwarf bamboo, is now underplated with low light plants: hosta, plumbago, toad lilys, pulmonaria and ginger lily. Bob Smaus is in Bel Air, CA, with landscape architect/architect Brian Tichenor. At the Doumaini residence, they tour the extensive gardens. Roger is in the vegetable garden thinning corn ‘Fantasy.' He covers the iceburg lettuce ‘Gemini.' Chef Marian prepares salad dressings (see below). Roger closes showcasing spirea ‘snowmound' and a climbing hydrangea that could climb as much as 60 - 80 feet.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2411,” 04/27/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3BE0C507800F4926964934A26E58785E.
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