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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2226
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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

Roger Swain opens in the suburban garden highlighting colorful fall displays of bright red 'burning bush' at its peak and white 'Sheffield' crysanthemums.

Adrian Bloom is in Provence, France, (Opio) touring the extensive gardens of LaCasella (Claus Scheinert, owner). There are many fine examples of plantings used as architecture in these elegant gardens. Some of the highlighted plants:

Citrus sinensis Rosa 'Iceberg' and 'Mme. Caroline Testout' Italian cypress Sweet bay laurel Mulberry trees Citrus limon (on wall) Boxwood (pruned into shape of garden bench) Solanum 'Album' on pergola Plumago auriculata cape leadwort (in urn) Muehlenbeckia complexa (on walls) Trachelospermum jasminoides (on walls) Wisteria floribunda 'macrobotrys' Tree germander (silver gray spheres) Curry hedge Agapanthus Zephyranthes candida (star-like white blossoms) Nerium oleander (in urns) Glory bush (in urns)

Marian Morash visits Le Moulin de Mougins in Mougins, France, with chef Serge Chollet. He prepares house specialty of zucchini flowers stuffed with truffles. He sautes finely chopped mushrooms and binds that mixture with a chicken mousse. He then seasons the mixture with a bit of truffle juice and salt and pepper. He then pipes the mixture in fresh, large zucchini blossoms, and tops with a whole black truffle. The blossoms are closed and steamed for 7 minutes. Served with a rich sauce of reduced mushroom juices, heavy cream and butter.

Roger Swain is back at the vegetable garden harvesting sweet potatoes 'Vardaman.' He also showcases two Japanese natives, Callicarpa dichotoma ("neon" purple berries) and Sasa veitchii (bamboo).

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