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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2325
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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 plants leftover tulip bulbs in the vegetable beds to raise as cut flowers next spring. He plants them 6" apart, 6" deep.

He digs up the brugmansia sp., cuts back the canopy, and puts it into a flower pot with a soil-less mix. It will winter in a well-lit shed or greenhouse.

Adrian Bloom is in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, touring the private gardens and antique watering can collection of George & Marian Hogervorst. Highlights:

tulipa 'Stresa' crocus 'Pickwick' hyacinth cv. viola cornuta buxus sempervirens Harry Lauder's Walking Stick - corylus avellana 'Contorta' Begonia Argyranthemum (white blossom) tulipa cv. (white) hyacinthoides hispanica 'Rosea' (pink) malus 'Maypole'

Adrian also visits with floral designer Tineke Geerlings at her shop. Highlights:

Pieris japonica 'Prelude' Lilium narcissus 'Jet Fire' Hyacinth cv. Fire grass Iris germanica (yellow) Philodendron leaves with narcissus 'Sabine Hay' tulipa 'Monte Carlo' (yellow) topped with broom cuttings Muscari sp., mimosa, astilbe, and hosta tulipa 'Attila' with arching broom & fern tulipa 'Monte Carlo' (yellow) with fatsia japonica, craspedia

Roger Swain harvests sweet potatoes 'vardaman' (they are covered in spun fabric to protect them from the cold).

Roger Swain closes showcasing chrysanthemum 'Sheffield' that blooms profusely in the fall with pastel salmon blossoms that last for weeks.

A. Hutchins 10/98



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