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Victory Garden
Victory Garden 2618
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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

Have you ever wondered what a real Victory Garden was? The Victory Garden pays a special visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to view a World War II era victory garden that was re-created from a 1943 pamphlet. Garden Correspondent Holly Shimizu speaks with Historian Susan Pennington to learn about the history and origin of a victory garden. The 130 foot long garden contains over 50 varieties of vegetables, showcasing mainly heirloom species and older varieties that were available to gardeners during the 1940s.The garden was designed to complement the museum’s new permanent exhibition "Within These Walls…". The exhibit tells the 200 year story of American history as seen from the doorstep of one house that stood from colonial days through the mid 1960’s in Ipswich, Ma. Back at our Victory Garden, Roger Swain fertilizes the lawn and talks about autumn fertilization. He checks out the fall container gardens which are rich with texture and variety, and prepares potted plants for winter indoor storage. Roger takes a look at the hardy plants still remaining in the vegetable garden and picks broccoli for Marian’s delicious and healthful broccoli soup. The plant of the week is the glorious Brugmansia versicolor, also known as Angel’s Trumpet.

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