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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2603
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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 Swain plants cabbage seedlings “Super Red 88” in the vegetable garden, gives tips and soil prep. Roger then inspects the ornamental grasses “Arabesque” in the garden, how they faired over the winter and trims back the dead plant material. Also, prunes the blueberry bushes, demos the proper technique. Bob Smaus visits the Schreiner Iris Garden in Salem, Oregon. He takes a informative and colorful tour of the beautiful Iris Gardens in full bloom with Dave Schreiner-Nursey Manager. Roger Swain, Roger Cook and Landscape Architect Tom Wirth back at the Victory Garden discuss the plans for the removal and new design of the driveway and perrenial garden area. Roger Swain plants a row of Broccali de Rabe in the vegetable garden and closes with a demo of container planting highlighting “Easter Lilles”

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