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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1839
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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

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Peter's journey today takes him to the east coast of Ireland, County Wicklow, to tour the beautiful gardens of Mount Usher Gardens. Featuring a famous collection of plants from all corners of the globe, it is a must-see on any tour of Ireland’s most renowned gardens. Some of its more notable attractions include, a romantic garden designed in the tradition of Irish landscape architect William Robinson, and groves of eucalyptus and magnolia trees. At the Suburban Garden Roger talks about pruning during the winter and demonstrates on a summer blooming spiraea. Chef Marian shows viewers how to make a delicious butternut squash and chestnut soup. Program Highlight: A walking tour of Mt. Usher, one of Ireland's famous public gardens.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1839,” 02/16/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E53CC45165D4846B22B358B8A2798B0.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1839.” 02/16/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E53CC45165D4846B22B358B8A2798B0>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1839. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E53CC45165D4846B22B358B8A2798B0
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