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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2130
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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 opens in the suburban greenhouse displaying a potted Fittonia "Juanita" - an herbaceous tropical plant.

On to Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, with Peter Seabrook. There, he visits the gardens of Ben Mundey. In the "First Garden," there are many displays of stone and water, all done by Mr. Mundey himself by using a sled to move the rock and stone. The garden is lined by cupressus trees, a bank of blue convolvulus flowers. It's an exhibition garden, opened to the public, that includes:

Juniperus cv. prostrate juniper Phoenix roebelenii pygmy date palm Dianthus alpinus alpine pink Cedrus atlantica "Glavca" Abies lasiocarpa "Compacta" spruce Leptospermum (white flowers) Heterocentron elegans Spanish shaw (dark pink (flowers)

In the "Second Garden," we see more annuals, plus:

Acer palmatum Japanese maple tree Red kalanchoe Blue delphiniums

Marian Morash joins chef Erwin Weisseneder who prepares Crocodile, pool-side!

He marinates the crocodile steaks overnight in: chopped parsley white peppercorns mustard seed Bay leaf grain mustard olive oil vinegar chopped onions lime juice and zest kiwi fruit

The meat is seared in hot oil; marinade is poured into the pan and then roasted in the oven for one hour.

Roger closes the show in the suburban garden with Plant-of-the-Week, Pieris japonica (Japanese Andromeda bush), that will come into bloom in April.

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