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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2324
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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 is among the fall blossoms of allium thunbergii 'Ozawas' (purple), and lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' and matricaria 'White Wonder.' The lavandula and matricaria have been sheared after their first summer bloom, creating the second flush of fall blossoms.

Adrian Bloom is in Maarssen, The Netherlands, at the private and elegant gardens of Loekie Schwartz. Highlights: Potted buxus 'Rotundifolia' Saxifraga sp. in pots (pink flowers) Honeysuckle lonicera sp. Potted hydrangea macrophylla Helleborus orientalis Astilboides tabularis (large leaf) Buxus sempervirens (covers grave of old plum tree) Tulipa acuminata (flame-like flowers, under tree) Malus cv. apple tree Paeonia suffruticosa (white tree peonies) Columbine Phlox Wisteria sinensis (staked like a small tree) Narcissus 'Thalia' (white) underplanted with Lily-of-the-valley Hawthorne hedge Brunnera macrophylla & 'variegata' Iris x germanica Saxifraga sp. in urn honeysuckle belgica Prunus sp. (cherry tree) Variegated ivy covers arch Tulipa 'Cheers' in container Pyrus cv. (tree) Bleeding heart 'Alba' Tulipa 'Queen of the Night' Lamium orvala Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima' Dicentra formosa Epimedium x rubrum

Roger Swain is in the vegetable garden doing the fall chores. He cleans the beds and adds manure to the soil, along with a generous spreading of ground limestone. After raking the bed smooth, he plants winter rye that will germinate within a few days. It will help prevent soil erosion during the winter months. In the spring, it will be turned into the soil providing additional nourishment.

He harvests collards, 'Top Bunch' for Marian's next recipe.

A. Hutchins 10/17/98



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