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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2032
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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

Lucinda Mays visits Pucon, Chile, where it is warm. At Hotel Antumalal, she highlights:

Gazania's (yellow flower) Phlox Marigolds Tigridia tiger flower (orange) Luma apiculata arrayan tree Crocosmia (orange flowers) Gunnera tinctoria

Horticulturist Tovah Martin and April Gibbs display dish gardens. Tovah suggests to start with some gravel, charcoal to sweeten the soil and potting soil. She demonstrates how she chooses her plant selections according to what they require for light and water, and also how their colors compliment each other as well as the pot.

Roger Swain is back at the Suburban Garden to organize his seeds and catalogs during the winter. He talks about comparing new varieties with old, tried and true, varieties. He recommends planting them together to compare which variety is best. Samples:

Victory Garden old standbys: New varieties:

"Sweet Alphee" cucumber "Aria" by Johnny's "Laparie" red pepper "Sophia" by Stokes "Sangria" lettuce "Manto" lettuce by Stokes "Brandywine" tomatoes "Big Rainbow" by Burpee

Roger closes displaying Barberis thunbergii "Rose Glow" in the winter garden. It boasts beautiful red berries.

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Chicago: “Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2032,” 12/02/1995, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A95399BF282A4DA09537AA9781405065.
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APA: Victory Garden; Victory Garden 2032. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A95399BF282A4DA09537AA9781405065
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