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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2028
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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

A holiday visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA, for a look at an 18th Century Colonial Christmas.

Lucinda Mays displays seasonal wreaths and decorations with Libby Oliver, Manager of Floral Services. Together, they create a fruit tree. They "pin" various fruits onto a cone-shaped wooden pyramid spiked with nails. They use fresh apples, kumquats, lemons, oranges, grapes, clipped boxwood, topped with a miniature pineapple. The base is skirted with layers of magnolia leaves. Display in a cool, dry place and it should last about 7 days.

Jim Wilson visits a weaver's shop with weaver Marilyn Wetton who is spinning cotton. Max Hamrick talks about natural dyes and demonstrates the loom.

Roger Swain tours the Abby Aldrich Rockefellar Folk Art Center with Director Carolyn Weekley to view antique children's toys and doll houses.

Holly Shimizu views the geometric gardens behind the Governor's Palace, with formal evergreen topiaries, clipped boxwood, etc. highlighted beautifully in the snow. We see beech trees that have been "pleached" or woven into a "living tunnel."

Marian and the cast dine at local a tavern for a holiday feast.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2028,” 11/17/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6316C02D5DB74F25934471D3DC83A614.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2028.” 11/17/1995. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6316C02D5DB74F25934471D3DC83A614>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2028. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6316C02D5DB74F25934471D3DC83A614
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