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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2218
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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 at the north wall in the suburban garden with displays of whites, blues and grays:

Nicotiana sylvestris "Only The Lonely" (fragrant in the evening) LaMium maculatum 'White Nancy' Hosta 'Louisa' 'Big Daddy' 'Aureo marginata' 'Blue Wedgewood' Impatiens 'Shady Lady Bride'

He prunes spirea nipponica 'snowmound' after the flowers are spent. He removes old wood with loppers and the spent flowers are cut down to a side shoot. Afterwards, he adds some fertilizer at the base.

Bob Smaus is in Tucson, Arizona, at Tohono Chul with plantsman Russ Buhrow. Highlights:

Palo verde (trendy tree) Ocotillo (on fence) Sweet acacia tree Prickly pear cactus Jumping cholla Creosote bush Saguaro cactus Desert ironwood tree

Steve Buchmann, author of "The Forgotten Pollinators" talks about bees and how to attract them to your garden by planting sunflowers, brittle bush, and indigo bush.

Marian Morash visits with chef Wendy Lair who creates a vegetable side dish for grilled salmon using Poblano chilies:

Boil 4 medium carrots (diced) with 5 Russet potatoes (diced) in water and a bit of cider vinegar. Char the skins of 3 Poblano chilies; cool, remove skins & slice. In a saute pan with olive oil, saute potatoes, carrots and chilies. Add 1 tb. ground cumin, salt & pepper. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with a mesclun salad and grilled salmon.

Roger Swain closes at the cottage garden with vibrant displays of yarrow, 'Feuerland.'

A. Hutchins

Aired 8/3/97

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