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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2027
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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

Horticultural educator Debi Hogan creates holiday crafts with children. They make a nosegay, pine cone Christmas trees in clay pots, a dried fruit wreath and a living wreath.

The following is detailed a list of holiday garden gift ideas and where to purchase them:

Lucinda Mays suggests: Push reel mower from American Lawn Mower; call 1-800-633-1501 or Clapper's at 617-244-7900. (about $130) 7" Oscillating hoe from Langenbach; phone 1-800- 362-1991 (about $35) Wood grading rake by Rugg; available at A.M. Leonard; phone 1-800-543-8955 (about $15) Garden Design Magazine at PO Box 5429, Harland, IA 51593-2929; $24 for six issues

Holly Shimizu suggests: Planters from Campania; phone 215-538-1106 (various prices) Flower pin at Gardeners Eden; phone 1-800-822-9600 (approx. $25)

Bob Smaus suggests: Long-handled fork by The Natural Gardening Co. at 707-766-9303 (approx. $50) Living Wreath Kit by Teddy Colbert's Garden; phone 1-800-TEDDY 81 (approx. $100)

Jim Wilson suggests: Cape Cod Weeder at A.M. Leonard, 1-800-543-8955 (approx. $10) Year's membership to Seed Saver's Exchange, 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, IA 52101 ($25/year)

Roger Swain suggests: Pruning saw/Felco model 61; available at A.M. Leonard and other stores (approx. $25) Wonder Waterer by Waldo & Assoc.; phone 1-800- 468-4011 (approx. $30) Hand pruner/Felco model 11; available at A.M. Leonard and other stores (approx. $30) 4" wood pot labels at A.M. Leonard (box of 1000 for approx. $18) Soft nursery jute available at A.M. Leonard and other stores (approx. $12 large roll) Seeds: Bean "Fortex" Tomato "Brandywine" from Johnny's Selected Seeds at 207-437-4395 ($3/pkt; $1.50/minipacket) Wyman's Gardening Encyclopedia available in bookstores (approx. $50) Hortus Third available in larger bookstores by special order (approx. $140)

April Gibbs suggests: Eleven-pocket tote bag by Garden Master; phone 1-800-325-0455; available locally at Lexington Gardens, 93 Hancock Street, Lexington, Mass. (approx. $50)

Houseplant tools by Pan; call 1-800-733-4146; available locally at Lexington Gardens (see above) (approx. $10)

Goatskin leather work gloves by Wells Lamont (style 1773); phone 1-800-323-2830 and available locally at Lexington Gardens (approx. $20)

Marian Morash suggests: Magnum pepper grinder; available through Tom David Inc. of Nantucket; phone 1-800-634-8881 and through kitchen stores (approx. $30) Mouli Julienne Moulinex; available at kitchen stores (approx. $15) Zyliss salad spinner; available at kitchen stores (approx. $30) Porcelain bud and table vases; artist Terri Danek-Meyer; phone 413-467-9706 ($20-$30)

Roger Cook suggests: London teak bench/Barlow Tyrie; Clapper's at 617-244-7900 (approx. $600) Power pruning saw/Husqvarna model 250 PS; phone 1-800-487-5962 (approx. $2100 for base model) Abies Fraseri fraser fir tree (living Christmas tree); available at most garden centers and nurseries (approx. $75-$100) NOTE: Roger recommends pre-digging a hole before ground freezes; back-fill with leaves to insulate and cover with plastic. Store soil in garage until ready to plant tree. Tree should remain indoors no longer than one week. After planting outdoors, be sure it gets plenty of water through the winter.

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