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Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1818


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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1818
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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

Bob Smaus visits the garden of Roger Raiche and Tom Chakkas in Berkeley, California. Tucked into the Berkeley hillside, this garden features beautiful native California plants, many of which Mr. Raiche introduced into the local garden trade. He shows us the concrete blocks used in his garden on a hillside that he treated with iron sulfate to turn it a rust color. At Victory Garden South, Lucinda Mays introduces us to the many ups and downs of kudzu, that vine that seems to be covering the South. Back at the Suburban garden, Roger looks at successful annual combinations.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1818,” 04/23/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9068367974ED419781DE6889739C9D5A.
MLA: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1818.” 04/23/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9068367974ED419781DE6889739C9D5A>.
APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1818. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9068367974ED419781DE6889739C9D5A
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