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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2221
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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 at the pond in the suburban garden that has been "webbed" with tape to help stop the landing of birds who are feasting on the koi fish.

Holly Shimizu is in Woodstock, Vermont, touring gardens of the Rockefellar Estate and Billings Farm with Director of Horticulture, Roy Thomas. Highlights:

Aristolochia macrophylla 'Dutchman's Pipe' (vine over porch) Thalictrum rochebrunianum Rose 'Mr. Lincoln' Platycodon 'Masato Purple' Calluna vulgaris var. Honey locust tree

Roger Swain is back at the suburban vegetable garden; he highly recommends keeping a gardening journal. As he walks through the vegetable garden, we see the fruits of:

'4th of July' tomato 'Ruby Cluster' tomato 'Jersey Prince' asparagus Spaghetti squash 'Cajun Delight' okra 'Vardaman' sweet potatoes 'Tavera' beans 'Turbo Hybrid' chickory 'Costata Romanesco' zucchini (a better tasting, less productive squash)

Chef Marian prepares "Squash Corfu:"

In food processor, roughly chop the following ingredients separately: 7 - 8 oz. green olives w/pimento 1 cup walnuts 1 cup parsley 6 plum tomatoes Mix above ingredients and add 1 tsp. minced garlic and 1/4 cup olive oil. Refrigerate.

Cut 6 zucchinis into long strips and brush with oil. Grille for 4 minutes on each side. Serve on platter topped with above combination.

Roger Swain points out some new plantings that have done very well in the cottage garden:

Cosmos sulphureus 'lemon twister' Lamb's ear 'Helene Von Stein' Pardancanda norrisii (yellow flower) Iponopsis rubra 'Scarlet Surprise'

He showcases the double planter that has been blossoming all summer with:

licorice plant strawberry fields (gomphrena) scaevola (blue) helichrysum 'sunny gold'

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