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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2520
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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 points out that the roses this summer have not been doing well due to a recent mild fall and a very wet summer. He suggests pruning to encourage blossoms. He transplants tiny Japanese maple seedlings that have fallen under the tree to the nursery area. He uses equal parts of compost, peat, small bark nuggets and sand. He puts the seedling into a pot with this mixture and plunges it into the ground to prevent freezing over the winter.

Bob Smaus is in Peninsula Park/Portland, Oregon touring an incredible array of healthy roses. He goes onto visit Lucy Hardiman who presents part of her garden as “art in a public space.”

Roger displays v arious blossoms for cutting: rudbeckias, statice, zinnias, sunflowers, gladiolas.

Plant of the week: ornamental grass, miscanthus sinensis ‘cosmopolitan'

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