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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2210
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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 at the suburban garden displaying a lovely combination of yellow corydalis lutea, white tiarella corditolia foam flower, primula mikado (red), and Spanish blue bells endimion hispanicus (purple).

Noted English plantsman Adrian Bloom visits the suburban garden pointing out attractive, contrasting plant combinations:

Viburnum sargentii onandaga/physocarpus opulifolius 'dart's gold' Cercidiphyllum magnificum 'pendulum' Petasites japonicus underneath tree Acer palmatum 'crimson queen'/ostrich fern Hakonechloa macra 'aureola' grass Enkianthus campanulatus in two colors: creamy yellow & rose pink

Adrian suggests plantings in the new stone wall, such as candy tuft, creeping phlox and rock rose.

In the new cottage garden, he plants Achillia 'Anthea' (gray leafed plant).

Lucinda Mays is at the Atlanta History Center in Altanta, Georgia and points out verbena 'homestead purple,' dianthus barbatus 'Sweet William' and opium poppy. Along with horticulurist Sue Vrooman, she tours a woodland garden full of native Georgian plants. Highlights: Fern osmunda regalis royal fern White snake root (poisonous) Atamasco lily (white) Needle palm Dwarf palmetto Golden club plant Phlox divaricata 'Louisiana blue' Cinnamon fern Erigeron pulchellus robin's plantain Carex plantaginea/plantained-leaved sedge Soloman's seal plant Southern wood fern

They also tour the estate, Swan House, where elegant gardens are graced by fountains, English boxwood, ivy.

Roger Swain is back in the suburban garden to display 'Arkansas' leeks planted in trenches. 'German Yellow' potatoes are also planted in trenches. He mashes Colorado potato beetle eggs rather than using sprays. He clips Rumex acetosa garden sorrel for Marian's recipe.

Chef Marian creates lacy pancakes of sorrel and leeks:

Saute 4 cups chopped leaks in 3 tbs. butter, covered for 8 - 10 minutes. Add 1.5 - 2 cups of cleaned/chopped sorrel leaves (stems removed) and cook for about two minutes. Let mixture cool.

For batter: Combine 2 large eggs (beaten), 1/4 c. flour, 1/8 teas. salt. Mix until smooth. Combine with above vegetable mixture and form into patties. In vegetable oil, cook patties. Serve immediately. (Marian serves the pancakes with smoked salmon.)

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