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Victory Garden 2404

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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2404
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Series Description

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 plants calendulas ‘Bon Bon Apricot' surrounded by viola ‘Sorbet Purple Duet' into a terra cotta bowl.

He excavates an invasive dwarf bamboo from under a tree. He recommends a 3 ft. deep barrier for those wishing to plant (and contain) bamboo. Another invasive plant is ivy ‘Baltica.' He plants young ivy into stone crevices and mulches with bark mulch. The rose ‘Gruss an Aachen' has died over the winter without protection. Rosa ‘Ballerina' is a hardy landscape rose; he prunes 1/3 of the stems to outside buds.

Holly Shimizu is at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau. She visits a residential house/garden designed by Peter Nygard. It has extraordinary architecture, blended with many native plantings.

Roger is in the veg. garden to demonstrate the layout of raised beds. He removes soil from the paths and throws it into the bed area (about a 6” differential). Wood chips will be used in the paths. He uses landscape timber with a half-lap joint and a reinforcement rod to form the beds.

Roger plants onions ‘Stuttgarter' and sets them out 2” apart. They'll be harvested in August and will keep all winter long.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2404,” 03/19/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D4A0915365742989EA200010B50138A.
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