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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2019
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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 show planting Iris reticulata bulbs underneath creeping Juniperus horizontalis "Wiltonii."

Holly Shimizu visits the Mission House colonial gardens in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and the nearby Naumkeag estate gardens.

Roger plants "Page Polka" (deep pink/white streaked tulips) and "Ballade" (deep lavender lily tulip). In the miniature evergreen garden he displays Picea abies "Little Gem" (miniature Norway spruce) and plants tiny purple tulips, Tulipa pulchella "violacea." He also plants Narciccus "Dutch Master" daffodils near the garage.

In the vegetable garden, he displays "Habanero" (hottest pepper), "Jalapeno M" (less hot pepper), "Anaheim" (green pepper) and "Laparie" (sweet red pepper). Also, tomato "German" and "Super Tasty," cabbage "Julius" and broccoli "Legend."

Plant of the week: Verbena x hybrida "Abbeville" (lavender blue). Blooms continuously May through October.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2019,” 08/12/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_81C5CACE70154CA3A92F95045B5CA658.
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