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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2204
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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

It's spring in the suburban garden and Roger Swain highlights Chionuduxa luciliae "Gigantea" (small blue flowers) and Pennisetum alopecuroids "little bunny" grass (spring is the time to shear it).

Roger Cook is working on the drainage as part of the landscape renovation, installing interceptor drains.

Roger Swain plants onions, Kelsae Sweet Giant. He plants them early for good size. Because heat makes them grow faster, he covers them with polyester fabric, keeping the plants at least 10 degrees warmer.

He also plants potatoes, German Yellow and Red Gold. He suggests planting only certified seed potatoes, as they are disease resistant.

Bob Smaus is at Bueno Creek Gardens in San Marcos, California, along with nurseryman Steve Brigham. Together they highlight drought-tolerant plants:

Calothamnus quadrifidus net bush Acacia vestita, weeping acacia Eucalyptus macrocarpa, large-flowered mallee Leucospermum reflexum rocket pincushion Eucalyptus polyanthemos silver dollar gum Cistus x skanbergii pink rockrose Chamelaucium uncinatum "purple pride" Chamelaucium halii Protea cynaroides king protea Ceanothus "Owlswood Blue" Westringia "Wynyabbee Gem" Eucalyptus leucoxylon white-barked Grevillea "Robyn Gordon" Xanthorrhoea quadrangulate grass tree Acacia glaucoptera bush acacia Chamelaucium "Lady Stephanie" Ricinocarpus "Bridal Star"

Roger Swain plants Narcissus "Ice Follies." He tells us that, unlike forced tulips, forced daffodils can be successfully planted outdoors. They can be divided when the foliage is dormant.

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