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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 1730
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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

Peter visits the town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy to visit the island garden of Isola Bella. The garden dates back to the 17th century and is still owned by the Boromeo family. It is one of the finest Baroque gardens in Europe. Jim Wilson visits the greenhouses of Prolific Plants, a houseplant wholesale company in Apopka, Florida. Roger demonstrates the latest in cutting and splitting wood.

Holiday Pledge Special (R-2-dec-95)

International correspondent Peter Seabrook takes viewers on a wonderful holiday getaway to the beautiful garden of Isola Bella in northern Italy's Lake Maggiore region. Dating back to the early 17th century, this ancient Baroque garden is considered one of the finest in Europe. Back in the states, host Roger Swain reviews different types of firewood that will keep the home fires burning all winter long. Then Jim Wilson visits the Prolific Plants' houseplant nursery in Florida to discover easy care plants for difficult spaces.



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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 1730,” 12/19/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4BC4827E215402FB4ECE04DD6B0B7AC.
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